As I was talking with my dad he other day, I thought about the impact my relationship with him has had on my life. As a young child, I remember many nights falling asleep to bedtime stories he created, and as a youth I spent almost every Saturday with him in the backyard or at the ballpark.
Research shows the importance of fatherhood involvement especially in the lives of young children in areas of higher language skills and higher academic achievement. Children also learn the importance of play and exploration in unique ways when their father is present.
Today we've highlighted some hints for dads, found in the Welcome Baby manual, to help them cherish this relationship and to become more involved with their growing children.
If you're a dad, what kinds of activities do you try to make happen with your kids? Or what does your husband, or father do with your children to cherish precious moments?
Hints for Daddys
Just as a reminder, Partners for Infants and Children offers a Conscious Fathering class for soon-tobe/new fathers every other month. Our next meeting is March 30th. Click here to register.