This is Why I am Taking my Child to School!!!
CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — As September approaches, many future and current students are getting ready to start or already have started school. For some, it is their first day; for others, it is just another step towards building their future. Whatever the case may be, fathers are encouraged to take their children back to school to show them support, lessen their stress, and exhibit pride and confidence in their transition to education and life. The Fatherhood Educational Institute proudly supports the Million Father March 2011, which has reached 757 cities in the US.
“Fathers who play an active role in the lives of their children have a precious gift – they care; they know that education is extremely important for the development of their children and it is critical for them to be there when their children take their first steps in the right direction,” says leading fathers’ rights attorney, author and father Jeffery M. Leving.
In his book, Fathers’ Rights, Leving analyzes the critical involvement of fathers. He explains how the presence of a father stimulates his children to excel at school and be more attentive. Furthermore, involved fathers decrease the likelihood of suspension, crime, violent behavior, use of drugs, and alcohol.
“When I was a kid, getting ready to start my first day at school, my dad took me by the hand and said: ‘Let’s go son!’ It is those words that I took with me throughout my education, knowing that I was safe. A boy can’t be what he can’t see,” shares Leving.
Children deserve to have their father’s support as they return to school. It can be compared to being at a school play or at a first Little League game. The strength provided to a child as dad provides a “back up” of confidence cannot be substituted.
A lot of responsibility comes with being a father, but there is also a lot of joy. For those teen and young fathers who need more information and resources that can help them parent and safeguard their children, there are free online resources available at the Fatherhood Educational Institute (http://fatherhood-edu.org).
For more information, please contact the Fatherhood Educational Institute at 312-795-9060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.