When my son Mike was in preschool, his class was told to draw a picture. Mike drew a large head with a small head next to it. The teacher asked him what the picture was about. He said the big head was his Dad who was thinking about him, the little head representing my thoughts of him.
This really touched me when I saw it over 32 years ago. It told me how important it was to Mike that I cared about him. Like all little boys, and girls, the need to loved is insatiable. Mike's drawing tells us more about the importance of fatherhood than any book on parenting. Being a Dad is not just about fulfilling a responsibility, its about nurturing a human life to be as healthy, successful, and happy as possible. If the the father is not a part of parenting, the child and society suffers. The need for, challenges, and suggested solutions of fatherhood are discussed herein. Yes, the readers of this blog are thinking of our children.