That probably seems like a silly question. After all, how can you know ahead of time what kind of dad you are going to be? Bad fathers most likely don't start off with the goal of being a poor parent, but then again, not all good dads are just naturally good at fatherhood, either. It takes some work to be a good father, and the first step is to be prepared. It all starts with knowing what it takes to be a good dad, and then deciding what kind of dad you will be.