"It is a wise father that knows his own child." ~William Shakespeare
The United States' first Father's Day was celebrated in 1910. In our culture, the role of fathers has changed over the years. Approximately 6 out of 10 men are fathers. That is about 70 million dads in the U.S. Among all stay-at-home parents, 16% are fathers. Even if the father is not a stay-at-home dad, "fathers who live with their children have become more involved in their children's lives than previous generations" according to the CDC. A father's involvement has been shown to have a positive effect on children and their wellbeing:
(1) Reducing the chances of delinquency and substance abuse, and
(2) Increasing the chances of academic success.