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How Being a Better Husband and Father Brings a Positive Impact on a Child’s Life

The positive and present role of a father in childhood development is now being recognised by many as an essential factor in rearing children, to raise a generation of more responsible, secure and healthy individuals.


New South Wales, Australia – WEBWIRE
Million Happy Dads provides dads with access to a trusted ‘dad’ community, to help fathers learn and grow their skills as a parent, to take the first steps towards a more balanced, fulfilling and happier life for themselves and their family.
Million Happy Dads provides dads with access to a trusted ‘dad’ community, to help fathers learn and grow their skills as a parent, to take the first steps towards a more balanced, fulfilling and happier life for themselves and their family.

A content and engaged father will have children who see more joy and laughter, and as a result their memories will be happier. Fathers also benefit from engagement – their stress levels decrease, they feel physically and mentally healthier and stronger, and they free themselves from a worry mind-set, into a proactive mind-set.

While there has been a lot of media rhetoric around what a mother brings to her child’s life, and her role in the absence of a strong and positive father figure, many experts are now acknowledging the impact of a switched-on father to a child’s development, attitude and adulthood.
 
According to Million Happy Dads – a parenting website that focuses on educating involved fathers about the qualities of a good dad – CEO, Mark Pereira says often the role of a father in childhood development gets overlooked because of trending research on the impact of absent or disengaged fathers. www.millionhappydads.com
 
“A content and engaged father will have children who see more joy and laughter, and as a result their memories will be happier,” says Mark. “Fathers also benefit from engagement – their stress levels decrease, they feel physically and mentally healthier and stronger, and they free themselves from a worry mind-set, into a proactive mind-set.” www.millionhappydads.com
 
About 20 per cent of the Australian population are fathers, equating to approximately 4.6 million (2.2 million of these dads have kids under 18) and there are nearly 156,000 single dads caring for 228,000 kids, giving each father on average 1.5 children to raise.*
 
Research by the Fatherhood Project, an initiative that connects fathers and children, found the role of a father in childhood development far outweighed the known benefits.** The findings saw a direct correlation between engaged fathers and a child’s academic success. It also found that fathers who lent emotional support raised engaging children with a higher degree of positive social behaviour and higher self-esteem, and fathers who adopted non-coercive discipline by implementing clear boundaries were less likely to see their children develop mental illnesses like depression.
 
Being a better husband and father doesn’t come with a set of rules. It comes down to what that father considers a good parent should be doing, because every father is different, and every situation is different,” says Mark. “But the qualities of a good dad generally stay the same; to provide an environment where a child never questions feeling loved or safe.” www.millionhappydads.com
 
To find out more about Million Happy Dads’ programs for fathers, or to access more information about the role of a father in childhood development, visit www.millionhappydads.com.
 
Sources:
 
*http://mccrindle.com.au/BlogRetrieve.aspx?PostID=307732&A=SearchResult&SearchID=8506987&ObjectID=307732&ObjectType=55
 
**http://www.thefatherhoodproject.org/10-facts-about-father-engagement/
 
 
About Million Happy Dads 
 
Million Happy Dads is passionate about providing a supportive and collaborative online platform to allow fathers to find solutions to everyday parenting problems. Million Happy Dads recognises the shortage of support opportunities for new and existing proactive dads within their local and online communities, and the absence of assistance to help them nurture and develop their parenting skills.
 
The company dedicates itself to creating happier dads on a daily basis, by offering a range of time-flexible, on-demand online video courses, personal coaching sessions and parenting programs. They work with fathers who feel overwhelmed, out of their comfort zone or stressed, by helping them regain control of their work and family responsibilities.
 
Million Happy Dads also provides dads with access to a trusted ‘dad’ community, to help fathers learn and grow their skills as a parent, to take the first steps towards a more balanced, fulfilling and happier life for themselves and their family.
 


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