The changing image of the modern day dad is the most refreshing thing we see. Gone are the days when fathers would only provide financially and keep away from taking care of their children.
Nowadays fathers graciously change diapers, stay up for midnight feeds and participate in playgroups. They get involved emotionally with their children, as in they have meaningful conversations, impart knowledge and guide them through decision making. Fathers are now even willing to give up all forms of practical activity just so they can rush to see their kids to play with them.
Fathers are also involved in other activities, as in they attend PTA meetings and hobby classes. They even cook for them on Sundays and take them out for fishing or soccer practice. They are now even demanding paternity leaves so that they can look after their newborns.
Studies have shown that fathers are central to the emotional well being of children. One on one play between a father and child is known to be highly stimulating which arouses their senses. Also, studies show that if your child’s father is affectionate, supportive, and involved, he can contribute greatly to your child’s cognitive, language, and social development, as well as academic achievement. Continuous care, guidance and affection from a father can guarantee a strong inner core that creates confidence and stability, a sense of responsibility and good self-esteem.
The eventual benefit of an involved father lies in the memory of kids. As they grow up, girls tend to look for potential grooms who possess the good qualities of their father and boys tend to model themselves after their father also.