Dads are so important in raising daughters! Below is some of what researchers have found in the past decade (attributed to an old 6.18.2000 Wall Street Journal article titled, "A father is as a father does" by Patrick Boyle.):
- Fathers who are affectionate, spend time with their children and have a positive attitude are more likely to have securely attached infants.
- Children are more likely to get mostly A's if their fathers are involved in their schools.
- A father's interaction with his child promotes the child's physical well-being, perceptual abilities and competency for relatedness to others.
- Children who have regular contact with father have fewer cognitive and behavior problems.
Thanks Dad for making me write "8x7=56" 100 times. Thanks for playing checkers and Monopoly with me. Thanks for telling me fantastic bedtime stories. Happy Father's Day! Your loving daughter, Dena