Authored by: Pattie Carroll
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. Having an involved father significantly contributes to happier and healthier children, and this is true whether a father lives with his child or not. Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children and they are capable caretakers. Research shows that fathers are as important as mothers in their respective roles as caregivers, protectors, financial supporters, and most importantly, models for social and emotional behavior. Here are some interesting facts about dads from the Pew Research Center.