Make Every Day Father’s Day – Go Hang Out with Your Kids!

For many of us busy dads, balancing business and family is a daily challenge. That’s why Father’s Day is a good reminder to set aside more time to hang out with our kids. Not only do we need the break, but quality time with your children can go a long way.

Someone shared an article with me that showed that children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers.

Check out these great videos done by the Ad Council, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families Office of Family Assistance and the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse to tell fathers that their presence is essential to their children’s well-being.

For more information, go to www.fatherhood.gov or call 1-877-4DAD411 to learn more.

DID YOU KNOW:
  • An estimated 24 million children (34%) live absent their biological father.
  •  Nearly 20 million children (27 percent) live in single-parent homes.
  • Children who live absent their biological fathers are, on average, at least two to three times more likely to be poor, to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, to be victims of child abuse, and to engage in criminal behavior than their peers who live with their married, biological (or adoptive) parents.
  • Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers.

Check out this funny YouTube Video I found:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fhnrtlckm0
Happy Father's Day,

Mike Kramer
www.onthesystem.com
Changing the world ~ one business at a time!

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