Father’s Day is a day in which we take time to recognize the love that our dads so willingly show throughout the year. Throughout much of the year, the daily sacrifices fathers make for their children go either underappreciated or unnoticed.
However, although they do not always get the credit they deserve, dads play a critically important role in raising healthy, well-rounded children.
Unfortunately, the deck is often stacked against fathers. They face numerous stereotypes that are outdated and unfair, and in recent years, we have even seen Father’s Day ad campaigns that marginalize dads.
For fathers who have recently gone through a divorce or separation, things are even more challenging. Father’s Day is undoubtedly different after divorce, and many dads are forced to spend the holiday away from their children. That is a tough spot to be in.
It is important to keep in mind that a divorced dad is still a dad. You might not spend as much time around your children as you would like, but they still need you to play an active role in their lives and to remain emotionally engaged.
No matter what circumstances you find yourself in this year, know that your children are lucky to have a father who is strong, dependable, caring, and compassionate. Happy Father’s Day.