(CMR) The importance of a father is tremendous as fathers make countless differences in their homes and families. Dads bring essential momentum to their homes, influencing their children's physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Here are a few ways how dads have a unique influence on their families, according to focusonthefamily.com:
A father’s strength can be powerful
A dad’s words can be fueling and inspirational
Hugs from a dad can be deeply comforting
A dad’s smile can instill joy and confidence
Time with a dad can be fun and productive
A dad’s physicality can be challenging
A dad’s guidance can be life-changing and foundational
A father’s correction can be life-saving and life-giving
Adventures with a dad can be exciting and memorable
Dads bring unique benefits into their homes and their children’s lives. A father’s positive effective parenting can influence a child in many ways:
A dad’s sensitivity early in a boy’s life leads to fewer behavior issues later in the boy’s life.
Unity in parenting between a mom and dad can result in more feelings of intimacy between a husband and wife, especially from a wife toward her husband. As a result, children have fewer emotional and behavioral issues.
Sons who have a good relationship with their fathers tend to handle stress more effectively.
Playing with fathers, including roughhousing, helps children develop self-control, problem-solving skills, and self-regulation skills.
As we celebrate Father's Day, dad remember you are important in the lives of your children.