Have you ever thought about how important your father’s role in your life was? Either good or bad, there or not there, having a father has impacted you more than you even know.
A child is born with pretty much the same amount of neurons as an adult, but it’s brain is 75% smaller. During a baby’s first six months of life, the brain is doubled in size. By the age of three, it has reached around 80% of an adult’s brain.
The first three years of a child’s life are vital because the brain transforms itself into a network of neural connections. It forms up to 700 new connections per second. So when any of these connections fail to form new synapses, the consequences are seen in the future.
Most fathers don’t realize the impact they have on their children. It’s crucial for dads to know their role in their child’s brain development. A father’s involvement has a HUGE positive impact on a kid’s life.
Here are 3 reasons why fathers are so important:
1- Fathers set the bar for the relationship with others. Involved dads have children who are more social & better connected with their peers.
2- Having an involved father provides emotional stability and security to the child & builds confidence.
3- Girls with involved fathers are more likely to have healthier relationships with the opposite sex. They will look for those same qualities in men when they’re ready to date. Boys seek approval from their fathers from a very young age. They are less likely to be violent and will model their father’s behavior when they’re older.
It’s imperative that father’s all over the world realize the impact they have on their children and how much they can help them succeed in life. A lot of times we think that a mother’s role is the most important one. Mothers are definitely vital in a child’s life, but so are dads! They both equally provide fundamental values and emotional wellbeing for their kids.
Involved Dads = Successful Children
(For the dads reading this, Happy Father’s Day to you!)