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.

Bettijo Bridges

Administrator at Paging Supermom
Bettijo is the founder and designer of Paging Supermom where she shares creative ideas for family fun. Known for practical and kid-friendly activities, free printables and holiday entertainment. Bettijo was a guest on the Martha Stewart Show and has frequently appeared on local TV. Her work has also been featured in national magazines including Real Simple, O, Redbook, Parents, Family Circle, and Health. She enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. Mom of 4 kids.

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