Children who have dads involved in their lives are fortunate. There are all sorts of scientific studies documenting the positive impact fathers have on their children – from academic success to increased social skills.
More dads than ever before are staying at home to take care of the children. My husband stayed home with our kids for eight years. I felt fortunate being able to go to work knowing our kids were getting wonderful care. He developed a super close relationship with the kids which has lasted throughout the teen years.
My own dad helped me with everything from homework to fixing my car. He was always super patient – something I’m still working to imitate. Although he died two years ago, nobody else feels so much a continuing part of me as my dad.
If you’re lucky enough to have a dad who’s there for you, be sure to let him know how much you appreciate him on Father’s Day!