Fathers bring something special to the family

Dads not only want to spend equal time with their children, but when they do, it improves the health of the kids, mother and father.

Dads of the past were often seen as a part of, but distant from, the family proper. However things are changing – and for the better.

With the Family Day holiday fresh in our minds, it’s interesting to note that fathers not only want to spend equal time with their children, but when they do, it improves the health of the kids, mother and father.

Studies show more than two out of three fathers say that caregiving for their children should be a 50/50 proposition and they wanted to evenly divide this responsibility with their partners.

Furthermore, 80 per cent of fathers preferred quality family time over other quality down time.

Fathers are more than a nice, supportive add-on to the family system. Fathers matter. They bring a special way of nurturing and bonding that must be encouraged and affirmed for the benefit of the women, children and even men themselves.

 

Jeff Conners

 

Just Posted

Surrey RCMP investigating after ‘sudden death’ of man found with critical injuries

Police say a man is dead after being found laying on the ground in the 13300-block of 114th Avenue

Kids Boost Immunity honours Surrey school for vaccine donations

Elementary students donate more than 3,000 vaccinations to UNICEF

Teen charged with possession of a loaded firearm after incident at Whalley park

Surrey RCMP say 17-year-old boy allegedly found in possession of loaded handgun

Pug life: Waggish dog names listed in White Rock

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered with the city

What’s age got to do with it? B.C. couple with 45-year gap talks happy marriage

An Armstrong couple that has 45-year age gap began turning heads after being featured on show Extreme Love.

Canada, international allies butt heads over focus on white supremacism

Freeland she singled out white supremacy as the greatest security threat facing the world

‘Cutthroat’ sport of wine tasting happening in B.C.

BC Tasting Games are underway with competitions in three Okanagan communities.

Early data suggests no post-legalization spike in drug-impaired driving charges

Many police departments are prioritizing investigations related to drugs like fentanyl and methamphetamine

WATCH: South Vancouver Island shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident, say police

One person in custody, another fled following shooting and crash on West Shore

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Defence accuses officer of ‘incompetence’ in trial for B.C. man accused in daughters’ murder

Double murder trial for the Victoria father accused of killing his two young daughters continues

Should B.C. parents receive money if they make sure their kids are vaccinated?

New survey looks at public opinion around government’s role in forcing immunizations

Loud jets from Abbotsford are annoying residents of tiny U.S. town

Flights out of Abbotsford airport turn over border town and annoy residents, Sumas mayor says

Most Read