The Importance of Dad

Want a truly meaningful gift for Father’s Day? How about showing Dad just how important he is.

Dr. Meg Meeker, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent health, recently wrote Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Fathers Should Know. She explains in detail how a father is essential to the well being of children, particularly daughters. Meeker claims that girls with fathers who are involved in their lives have higher self-esteem; quantitative and verbal skills; and are more likely to go to college. She warns that feminist rhetoric causes many dads today to feel their role is of little importance. The book offers a truly unique perspective on fatherhood that is both eye opening and encouraging.

I can’t think of a better way to make Dad’s day.



Founder at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares what she's dreamed up for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and simple ideas for holidays. She is a single mom of three girls and one boy. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local television. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Bettijo lives with her four kiddos in Phoenix, Arizona.

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