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The Important Role of Dad

Mothers and fathers both have their own important roles in a child’s life and development. As both parents have such different qualities and characteristics, it is the mix of the two that completes parenthood.

There are many things you can do as a father to build a stronger bond with your children from an early age. Some of those things are:

Love and support your children from a young age.
Kids just need a little bit of your attention to be assured that you are there for them when they need you.
A father is every child’s hero; protect them and make your children feel secure and safe.
Play with them and spend your spare time with them; they will cherish it forever.
Offer hugs and be affectionate, and don’t be afraid to fill some of the roles that are traditionally considered the “Mom” stuff.
Build their self-esteem by ensuring that they know that you value them. This is most easily achieved by taking the time to listen to them.
Fathers are just as essential to healthy child development as mothers. Just like mothers, fathers communicate, play, and discipline their children while also instilling confidence and self-esteem as their children prepare for adult life.

Finally, on this Father’s Day, it is important to recognize and reward dad’s for being present and for taking an active role in their children’s development.

Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads who are their children’s heroes – today is your day!

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