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Fathers Matter Too | Helping Kids Develop A Healthy Self-Image

Fathers Matter Too | Helping Kids Develop A Healthy Self-Image

This month is a time to celebrate the fathers in our lives, whether ours biologically, our children’s or our chosen ones.  Sometimes Dads get a bit left out of parenting guides, but there is a large body of evidence that Dads matter when it comes to the development of their kids’ self-image. While Moms are the ones who set up safety and protection, Dads are the ones who encourage exploration and pushing the boundaries, providing a little excitement and safety at the same time. Because Dads are excellent at helping kids explore, they’re also ideally positioned to talk to their kids about the risks and rewards of that kind of exploration.