How Much Value?
How much value would you put on a dad’s relationship with his children?
Could you put a price on it? Considering that this relationship is going to have a huge impact on that child’s future?
I’d say it has incredible value.
From the relationships that our sons and daughters will form, to the types of people they will marry, dad’s influence has a huge impact. A child’s relationship with his or her dad will play a big role in how they perceive themselves throughout their lives, and how successful they’ll be as professionals and as human beings.
So why aren’t dads supported, encouraged and challenged to be better dads? Instead of being insulted, degraded, and dishonored by the media, the court system, society — and even their own families?
What kind of seed is this planting in the minds of future fathers? Not to mention our kids?
The good news is that, as of late, there has been a transition manifesting in the media. There’s a commercial running on TV from Foundation for a Better Life with a hockey player singing to his daughter, which speaks volumes about a man’s ability to be a good dad — even in the face of ridicule. Two current films also portray dad in a positive light: The Descendants with George Clooney, and We Bought a Zoo with Matt Damon.
Dads are a tremendous value to their kids. More support will only mean better lives for the entire family.
And remember, you are not alone …