A Question About Time for Father's Day & How Did it Start?

Dad, son and baseball

If you're a dad, it's your day this Sunday. You get to take a day off from honey do's and whatever do's there are to do you get to choose to do.

But if you're like most dads, your do's probably have to do with the do's you do for those in your own family.

It may be true that only when mom's happy everybody's happy. But when it comes to dads, what makes you happy is what makes your kids happy.

And all of us dads learn that making your kids happy is less about giving them stuff. As much we may like to do that, we discover that the best way to keep the kids happy is by taking the time to spend the time with them.

One of the more significant lines from the classic movie, The Godfather, is when Don Corleone says that a man who doesn’t spend time with his family is not a real man.

Dads who don't spend enough time with their kids will learn that time is so much greater than any gift you can buy for your kids.

Most family therapists will tell you that dads who are absent do more to hurt their kids and destroy their happiness than almost anything.

And statistics about everything from how a kid does in school to how he stays out of trouble show that an absent father can be the critical difference.

So if you’re a dad, maybe it’s time to give yourself a gift on Father’s Day this year, by deciding to give more of your time to your kids.

How did Father's Day begin?  

The first Father’s Day in the U.S. was June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. But it took decades for it to become an official day. It was 1972 that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States.  And had it not been for Mother's Day, there would probably never have been a Father's Day. 


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