And just as sadly, many fathers who do live at home are not deeply involved in raising and nurturing their children. Those fathers are around, but live in a bubble. They think providing a roof over their families’ heads and food on the table are all that is required or necessary of them. Others are very busy with work or careers thinking they will catch up to their kids later, but rarely do.
While the facts above are alarming, and there is much we need to do to improve the state of fatherhood, the good news is how effective a loving and responsible dad can be in lives of his children! It is factually true that a father in the home reduces teen pregnancy, child abuse, mental illness, truancy, crime, drugs, obesity, school drop-out rates, etc. Just check out the facts in the link below. They may stun you!
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A father is a biological definition, but a dad is so much more!
Two Parents, Four Times the Better!
Mother’s Day is a much bigger event, and rightly so! Mothers, in general, are much more in-tune to family and very loyal parents. But dads are just as important to the well-being of their kids for all the reasons stated and more! Two people, two personalities, to sexes, double the attention, twice the love! These are just a few of the reasons why it is so important to have a mom and a dad raising their kids, together!
Some things you can do. Some things you should do. And some things you must do! Being a parent to your children is one of those ‘must-do’ things! So when Father’s Day comes around, if your kids - whether children or adults - are just as excited or more so than you are to celebrate the day, then you know you have done a good job as a DAD!
The perfect book to help a father be a dad is “The Power of Dadhood”, written for the benefit of families everywhere.
I hope a very happy Dad’s Day will be greeting all you dads out there!