Fathers matter. Whether it’s changing a diaper, learning how to braid a daughter’s hair, helping with homework, being the best man at a son’s wedding, or imparting parenting wisdom to their adult kids, it’s clear fathers are important throughout their children’s lives. Research tells us when dads are involved in the lives of their children, those children tend to be more psychologically and emotionally balanced and to have better social skills, higher grades and stronger parenting skills when they start their own families. When fathers are involved, children are less vulnerable to childhood poverty, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency and teen pregnancy.
June is Fatherhood Awareness Month, and Fairfax County is sponsoring a series of events to help celebrate fathers. Join us!