I was asked to speak in church today for Father’s Day, which, well let’s not go there.
But while researching for the talk, I found a bunch of really interesting statistics about the importance of attentive fathers in a child’s life that I thought I could share with you.
That, and I also have a 20% off code for Babble readers at Onassis Clothing . . .
After the jump, after the jump!
Science has proven that children who have an active father figure have fewer psychological and behavioral problems.
Studies have even shown that boys who have positively involved father figures are less likely to smoke, get in trouble with the police, and are more likely to achieve better levels of education. Young women have better relationships with their partners, and a greater sense of mental and physical well-being at the age of 33 if they had a good relationship with their father at the age of 16.
Swedish researchers discovered that a father providing skin-to-skin contact with his newborn immediately after a C-section offers the same calming and comforting benefits as a mother, and will even facilitate the infant’s inborn nursing reflexes.
Even in families where the father can’t be around often, studies show significant increases in academic achievements when there the father is involved in the child’s upbringing.
So what did you do for the dads in your life today? Brandon got a funny book I’ve heard a lot about and a chambray blazer from Onassis (who are offering a 20% discount to Babble readers with the code BABBLE20). You can read more about our fathers day HERE.
All right, fellow moms, fess up. How did you honor your babydaddy today?