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Dads Matter To Our Children

Updated on May 27, 2016
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Dads give to their children, what no one else can

Moms are great, Grandparents are most absolutely special, Aunts and Uncles can be an absolute blast! But there is no one on the face of the planet that can take the place of a dad in a child's life...

Dads are role models, hero's and teachers. They are the first man your child will fall in love with and the love that they give love... Only a dad can love their child in that depth. Dad's teach boundaries, establish lines and can fix anything with duct tape!

Yes, dads play a very special and important part in a child's life and development and deserve to be put in the spotlight for the very important role that they have chosen to take on in this life and the life of their children...

SUPER DAD Superman Logo Father Adult T-shirt, Medium
SUPER DAD Superman Logo Father Adult T-shirt, Medium

SUPER-DAD!!!! This shirt really says it all!

 

Do you think that your dad is Super?

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The faces of different fathers in our lives... They all matter

Let dad know he's super!!! - Because we know he is!!!

My father plays a valuable role in my life, even as an adult... He is a strong man who I look up to for encouragement, a man who I turn to for advice and someone that I can always count on to knock me down at my knees if I am acting like a fool... LOVE YOU DAD, you really are super!

My husband is the rock that my children need in their lives, devoted to his children above and beyond... He is the kind of man that will waltz into a business meeting with a pink bow in his hair, just because our daughter put it there... Oh ya!.. Oh, and also because he forgot to take it out!!... Yes my husband is also a Super Dad too!

My father-in-law ~ he was a beautiful soul... He shared wisdom, stood like a strong, soft mountain and was always there for his family... The men in our lives, the fathers that touch our lives, play such an instrumental, special role in the lives of everyone the encounter, and most importantly, in the lives of their children... They deserve a little ego boost here and there!

Hugs and Kisses

A dad is the first man our child will learn to love, this relationship will develop how they interact with every other man, for the rest of their life
A dad is the first man our child will learn to love, this relationship will develop how they interact with every other man, for the rest of their life | Source

Say another language - It will still equal the same thing "I love you"

  • In English: father, dad, daddy, pop, papa and dada
  • Italian: babbo
  • Arabic: babba; yebba or abbi
  • Filipino: tatay, itay, tay or ama
  • Hungarian: apa, apu, papa or édesapa
  • Spanish: papá, viejo or tata
  • Polish: tata or ojciec
  • Irish: athair or daidí

5 Ways to make a special day for Dad

  1. The Classic -- Breakfast in bed... A sure winner
  2. A note here, there and everywhere that tells dad why he is special to you
  3. My husbands favorite... Let him wake-up to his car or truck, freshly detailed by the kids
  4. Have dads to-do list ready, and done for him before he wakes up!!
  5. Tell him like it is -- 'Dad you are my hero"... A simple statement that will make any father feel valued

Share some quality time... - Have a quiet moment together

Spending some one on one time together is important to a child's development...

Never once have I spoken to any adult about their childhood that ever said:

Ah, my dad... He spend too much time riding bikes with me...

Or Dad... Geeesh... Always wanting to play board games and talk about my day!...

Dad's who give their children all the time and dedication in the world really are dad's who are making the world a better place. Children who have an active dad (not a wallpaper dad) will grow up with higher self esteem, likely seek out healthier relationships and have a higher, over all success adulthood.

Spending time with dad is important

Dads do cool things! It is even cooler when they do them with their kids... My husband is a high-end custom air brush artist... As you can see he involved our children in the process and they are all the closer for it!
Dads do cool things! It is even cooler when they do them with their kids... My husband is a high-end custom air brush artist... As you can see he involved our children in the process and they are all the closer for it! | Source

Dad's...

Touch your life, help you grow and know when to say enough is enough

Growing up, I personally did not have a dad in my life... I didn't even know his name, and my childhood hurt for it. It wasn't until shortly after I turned thirty that the stars aligned and we united for the very first time. It was a day packed full of emotions for me, of every sort and style. Joy, disbelief, happiness and a great deal of fear... You know what? He had the same exact emotions!

It took us three decades to unite and less than a moment in time to connect the bond that was meant to be.

The moral of this little share? It is never too late. Maybe you are the child who has the dad void, or maybe you are mothering a child who has an absentee father... It is never too late to start today fresh. Push aside the fear, anxiety or hostility and move forward. The 'dad' may not be receptive, be brave, maybe, just maybe he will be and you have just been given a second chance at something special and magical.

A simple smile that you cast the 'dad' in your life... Or a hug that you never want to let go of... There are so many little ways that you can show a father love that will keep his 'best dad ever' fuel tank full... Dads are here, there and everywhere... Near or far... All day long or for a few minutes creating moments and memories... Thank you to all of the dads in the world, who have stepped up to the plate to really make a positive impact on their child's now and on their tomorrow...

Gifts for Dad

Plug Silver Duct Tape Mug Coffee Cup
Plug Silver Duct Tape Mug Coffee Cup

Duct tape for dad ~ A must... This may be the perfect duct tape product going! You can mouth off around it and there is no way that dad can peel a strip off and stick it on your lips!!! Lip hair... You are safe for yet another day!

 

~ Dads ~

You better listen to them... THEY CAN GROUND YOU!...

But they wouldn't... uhhh, right Dad??

Other than your dad... Was your life inspired by 'other' dads as well?

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6 Ways kids can spend special time with Dad - Making the memories that they will relish for a lifetime

  1. Bike rides -- Not only will the bike rides help establish healthy habits, it can allow dad to 'show off' a bit doing cool tricks
  2. Fishing -- This quiet time together will allow for conversation
  3. Build anything, absolutely anything -- Dad's have tools that are cool, and normally off limits... Make some time to be creative together
  4. BBQ together -- No one BBQ's better than a dad... My husband is teaching our son his secret trades... And they are both closer for these moments
  5. Check the fluids in the car -- may not seem exciting, but it will give them a valuable lesson, plus it's a dad's thing to do!
  6. Grab a dinner out together (one on one time over food -- can we say YES)... And if by chance dad lets you pick the restaurant!... Oh yes baby!!!

No matter what it is you do, it will be special, because you are doing it together

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    • Cari Kay 11 profile image

      Kay 

      3 years ago

      I was just thinking about this today! My children are so blessed to have a very devoted father. That makes me happy!

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      my first hero and love--my dad.

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      Emily Tack 

      4 years ago from USA

      Great lens, and yes, dads ARE important to children. My grown children still comment, how much difference it would have made to them, if their dad had been in their lives. Unfortunately, he decided to follow other interests of his own. My sons are wonderful dads to their children; determined not to see them in the same situation they endured.

      I believe that the men in the world need to understand how important their presence is, in the lives of their children. Wish that was taught in school...

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      SteveKaye 

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on receiving the LOTD. I agree that it's essential for dads to do things with their children. Your lens reminds me of the time when I had our daughter help me install a garage door opener. So was able to use tools and assemble parts. The experience was priceless for both of us.

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      EnthusiasmMadame 

      4 years ago

      I think it is so important to have a father figure in a child's life, even if the biological father cannot be around. Congrats for making Lens of the Day!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      Congratulation for LotD! Yes Dads are special to their children, sad so many familys never know just hoe special it is to have Dad home every night to share their day with him. Nice lens thanks.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      congratulations on LOTD - wonderful! and so glad you were able to reunite after all those years; what a moment that must have been

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

      4 years ago from Washington State

      A Super Dad's lens, congrats on LOTD. So very true what you say.

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      GrammieOlivia 

      4 years ago

      Congrats on LoTD! Doing with Dad is so important and you have said it well. Thanks for this lens.

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      Amanda Louise Cannon 

      4 years ago from Wynndel BC Canada

      @David Sharp: I am -- of the lens... And more importantly of my husband and children <3

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      Denise McGill 

      4 years ago from Fresno CA

      Super lens. Congrats on LOTD! I thought my dad could fix ANYTHING. It was a horrific revelation when I brought a broken doll to him one day and he said he couldn't fix that.

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      anonymous 

      4 years ago

      Very important lens. Congratulations on a well deserved LotD!

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      David Sharp 

      4 years ago

      Beautiful lens and wonderful pictures you must be very proud.

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      Susan Deppner 

      4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Very sweet, very special Lens of the Day this Father's Day. Congratulations!

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      Delia 

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! What an endearing Father's Day lens! I wish I had my father while growing up, but he passed when I was 8 years old, I have a strong vivid memory of him, and he's always in my heart and thoughts.

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Nice lens! Unfortunately, I lost my dad to complications of diabetes in 2007. My son lost his dad (my husband) to lung cancer in 2005. But they will always be in my heart.

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      astevn816 lm 

      4 years ago

      great lens, my father is a special person

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      Ibidii 

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day! Great tribute lens!

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 

      4 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day!! Great job and very well deserved!!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      Congratulations on your Father's Day lens of the day. You really offered some wonderful thoughts on the dad and husband in your life. Happy daddy's day.

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Congratulations on Lens of the Day! A lovely lens. Happy Fathers Day to yours.

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      Stephen J Parkin 

      4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I think you said it all so well great LOTD!

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      PaigSr 

      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      @PaigSr: I thought that I had liked your lens but it looks like I missed that. Well the fact that this is the LotD on fathers day I was able to come back and correct that mistake. Way to go this is a really great choice for that honor on this great day.

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      VioletteRose LM 

      4 years ago

      What a beautiful lens for Father's Day! Yes, the Dad definitely matters a lot in his kids life.

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      PaigSr 

      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      As a former stay at home dad its amazing how much I miss it.

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      Takkhis 

      4 years ago

      If mom and dad raise a kid together well then that kid would never take a wrong path.

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      Otto Phillips 

      4 years ago

      We Dad's are constantly learning from our Wives and Mothers too. Yes Duct Tape indeed fixes everything! Great Lens.

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      asereht1970 

      4 years ago

      Yes, Dads are really special. I still miss my Dad, sad that he was gone.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      4 years ago from Canada

      Yep, dads really are special and their involvement with the kids is so very important. Today's memories will shape their lives in the most amazing ways.

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