Fathering is Important Work
Good fathering is hard work, but the most important kind of work men can do. The consistent and frequent presence of a father makes a powerful difference in the development and socialization of a child.
Be prepared, Dad, because your stamina will be tested. Your child seems to have boundless energy—physically, intellectually, socially—and you'll be challenged to keep up. It's an important time for you to establish a healthy pattern of involvement in your child's life.
When you are involved with your son or daughter, you send a clear message to your child: I want to be your father. I am interested in you. I enjoy being with you. You and I have a relationship that is important to me.