four decades of research and hundreds of studies have proven what should be obvious to everyone: the more involved a dad is, the more successful his children will be. a father's influence can determine a child's social life, grades at school, and future achievements.
I recently read a post originally published on Earl Hipp’s Man-Making blog in 2012. While the post may be a few years old, the message is timeless and one that we don’t talk about as much as we should. Legions of boys, and girls, are growing up without a father, or father-fugure. The absence of a father has a profound negative effect on children, especially boys. These are some of the statictis regarding children who live without a father (from The National Center on Fathering)
The importance of Fathers (according to science)
The importance of Fathers and Positive Male Role Models for Children
Random Affirmations of Positive Fatherhood
Maybe you saw the inspiring story involving a man out on a date for Valentine’s Day. His date for the evening was his six-year-old daughter.
The Father Effect: Positive Effects of Involved Dads
10 Secrets to Being a Great Male Role Model
Being a role model is great, but it could be spectacular in the eyes of a kid if you know the secrets to success.
Forty years ago it was a novelty for a father to be present at the birth of his own child. Today we would be shocked if, instead of talking his partner through each painful contraction, Dad was downing a beer at the pub or nervously pacing up and down the hospital corridor.