“Father’s Day was just a couple weeks ago and it’s probably one of our favorite recognition days. Fathers are the figures that are usually not acknowledged as much as they should be. When you think of parents, you think of mothers,” says Boyd Parker, managing director of Hero Corp. Fatherhood can come in many different forms: grandfathers, uncles, step-fathers, and fathers of course. However, research indicates that a father presence and model is just as important. We know that mothers are seen as the main caretaker, but if a father is to provide a different type and form of parenting it changes the regulations on how your child will grow up. Psychology Today writes, “When the father figure takes over, rules often go out of the window, and the focus is on fun. The long-term benefits of the father-child relationship include a sense of adventure and a desire to embrace all of life’s pleasures.”
According to a report in “Fathers and Their Impact on Children’s Well-Being”: “Even from birth, children who have an involved father are more likely to be emotionally secure, be confident to explore their surroundings, and, as they grow older, have better social connections. The way fathers play with their children also has an important impact on a child’s emotional and social development. Fathers spend a higher percentage of their one-to-one interactions with infants and preschoolers in stimulating, playful activity than do mothers. From these interactions, children learn how to regulate their feelings and behavior.
“Having kids of my own. I always make sure that I am there for every moment. Being there is so important to kids, you watch them grow and see how far they come through. Every moment is spectacular and what you do with them, what you teach them and what you do in general they are watching. If you set a high standard for yourself, they will see that and follow it through,” says Boyd Parker of Hero Corp. We may not think that it means much to attend their small events, for example, such as a football game. But it means the world to them, you being there, your support helps them emotionally as well as physically. Hero Corp believes in role models. And father figures are those role models that make sure to provide a strong effect.