Dads play an important role in parenting. Studies show that affectionate, supportive dads can help instill a sense of well-being and self-confidence in young children.
Both mothers and fathers play important roles in the lives of their children. With the majority of moms in the workforce, coupled with the expectations of men being involved in the parenting of their children, dads are an equal partner when it comes to raising happy, healthy, successful children.
While having both parents involved in raising their child isn’t the case in every situation, research shows that children raised with engaged fathers are less likely to suffer from poverty, have behavioral problems, get pregnant as a teenager, be abused/neglected, go to prison, become obese, suffer from drug and/or alcohol abuse, and drop out of high school.
And while men can’t experience pregnancy, research has shown that men actually do go through physiological and mental changes when they become fathers. Men are fully capable of caring for and being part of the raising of their children. Let’s celebrate the importance of fatherhood for the benefit of your child’s future!