Are fathers necessary? Based on the statistics, the right type of father is in high demand. In fact, loving, engaged and committed fathers are perhaps more important than ever before.
I remember growing and wanting more time with my father. I know that a father has a critical role in the life of their children. As fathers begin to embrace that more we will see a shift in how children interact in all of their relationships. Fathers are necessary and we have to start celebrating it and reminding them that they are needed and wanted.
What does the research say these days?
According to a report in “Fathers and Their Impact on Children’s Well-Being”: “Even from birth, children who have an involved father are more likely to be emotionally secure, be confident to explore their surroundings, and, as they grow older, have better social connections.
“My father gave me the greatest gift growing up, he believed in me”. Yolanda Shields
Having a positive male role model helps an adolescent boy develop positive gender-role characteristics. Adolescent girls are more likely to form positive opinions of men and are better able to relate to them when fathered by an involved father.
A father’s presence and involvement can be as crucial to a child’s healthy development as is the mother’s.