Saturday, 17 June 2017

Fathers Are So Important Lets Celebrate Them This Fathers Day

Some fathers sure know how to make their child feel special right? Well, just Incase you didn't know, Sunday, 18th of June is Fathers Day!

While Mothers Day is celebrated twice a year, Fathers Day is just once and is generally celebrated on the 3rd Sunday in June.

Father's Day is a day set aside to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of fathers to the family. It is also a day for children to express love and respect for their fathers which will go a long way in strengthening father-child bonding and relationship.

Interestingly, the idea of celebrating Father's Day came about from a woman called Sonora Dodd! She and her 5 siblings were singlehandedly raised by their father Henry Jackson Smart after their mum died.

He was so selfless in bringing up his kids that Sonora felt he should be celebrated as well as other fathers who go great lengths for their children.

In the 1920s, Sonora Dodd worked tirelessly for years to ensure this became a reality but it didn't become a publicly recognised day until 1972 when the US president at the time, Richard Nixon made it official.

Fast forward to this present time, even though many people regard mothers as nurturers of children, fathers should also be recognised for their role in the lives of their children.

The father is just as significant in a child's life just as a mother is. If mothers are the heroes of child rearing, the significance of fathers in the development and emotional well being of a child is no less.

Fathers are also responsible for their child's spiritual, emotional, physical, financial and social well being and in many cases, sons see their fathers as their heroes.

So make sure your child does something special to appreciate their Dad this Sunday which is Fathers Day!!

HAPPY FATHERS DAY to ALL FATHERS watching out for their children!!

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