Just read a great article pointing out the success of students when dad is involved at their school.
When fathers attend school events and visit the classroom, studies demsontrate a students ability to achieve more. FYI…our Middle School Pastor is the PTA president at Woodstock Middle School (Go Rick!).
Read the entire article here
- Girls who grow up without a biological father are likely to physically mature faster, reach puberty at a younger age than their peers and have earlier pregnancies.
- The most significant influences on children’s choices of how they spent their free time were their own personalities and their parents’ interest in their activities.
- Young children may take the absence of their father as a personal rejection. They begin to think their dad is not around because there’s something wrong with them.
- It’s more important for a dad to be at home and around for his kid’s extracurricular activities than putting in inordinate hours at the office. Dad’s presence is more desirable to a child than life’s luxuries.
- Parents, and especially fathers, influence their children throughout middle adolescence.
- Parental participation transcends gender and relates to a mutual respect and admiration between the parent and child.
- It is necessary for all parents and children to participate in enjoyable experiences together.