Why a Dad is Important
It's commonly thought that young children should primarily be cared for by mothers, but dads are just as important and just as equipped to effectively parent.
Children who have an involved father are more likely to be emotionally secure, more confident, have better social connections and greater career success. They are also less likely to get in trouble at home, school or in the neighborhood. Research even shows that children with involved dads perform better on school tests. Yet, 46 percent of fathers say they feel they aren't spending enough time with their children.
Visit Tips from Well-Known Dads for some ideas of how you can interact and have fun with your child, and guide them as they grow.