A father gets only one opportunity to raise a child. Studies show when fathers are involved in the lives of their children, those children are more likely to be psychologically and emotionally well developed and to have better social skills, higher academic performance, lasting adult careers and stronger parenting skills when they start their own families. With engaged fathers, children are less vulnerable to myriad risks, including 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 you celebrate fathers. Join us!