Those who know me typically learn very quickly that I really appreciate fatherhood. So much so that the idea of helping Partnership for Dads grow and meet is mission is pretty much a dream role for me. For Father’s Day, definitely one of my favorite times of the year, I did Stacy Hawkins Adams with the Richmond Times-Dispatch to discuss how important being a father is for me.
For years now, UNICEF USA‘s efforts to support the world’s children have included the recognition and support of fathers around the world. They’ve long since recognized that the father’s critical role in children’s early development, and kudos to them. A father’s active involvement with their children is one of their most important factors in a child’s opportunity for success in life.
This LA Times report has an important message for Dads: “Pediatricians have a message for fathers: You’re more important to your child’s health and well-being than you — and we — might have realized.”
Partnership for Dads begins its new Interactive Dads campaign with MINECRAFT DAYS! Interactive Dads is a series of activities and events designed to provide dads and kids fun, social, and educational opportunities to interact and MINECRAFT DAYS! is a great way to start. In a partnership with the Southfield Public Library, dads, father figures, and their kids will come together to build and play on the biggest PC game to ever exist!
Barack Obama has become increasingly reflective as his term as President winds down. On the impact of his father and mother on his life and his role as a father to his own daughters, it’s clear this man knows what a father is. The President and Academy Award winning actor Bryan Cranston sit down in the Oval Office with the New York Times and discuss parenting in this must read article. Check it out at http://nyti.ms/23u9qlk.
A third of American kids now live without their biological fathers. Nearly every statistic on kids turn sour when fathers disappear.
- Youth suicides, five times higher than average.
- High school dropouts, nine times higher.
- Behavioral disorders, 20 times higher.
- Runaways and homeless children, 32 times higher.
What does a father bring to the table?
- Quiet confidence
— all displayed differently than my mother, which was fine. My father also taught us how to be a husband, how to respect a woman, when to lead and when to support.