One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night the father prayed, Dear God make me the man my son wants me to be.
— Anonymous

Fathers are Important

  • A loving father is the best predictor of the level of compassion a child will develop.
  • Having a stable father is associated with greater confidence in children.
  • Children with involved, caring fathers have better educational outcomes.
  •  Kids with caring fathers tend to be more emotionally secure and stable.
  • A loving father is associated with lower levels of violence and greater respect for women, in boys.
  •  A loving father is associated with self-worth and virtue that leads to less sexualization of young girls.
  •  Fathers are associated with increased relationship success levels in children as they mature into adulthood.