Why dads need to spend time with their kids
Apart from caring for them, there are many other ways you can spend quality time with your children.
Many mothers exercise with their toddlers in order to get back in shape — why can’t fathers do the same?
Of course, you don’t need to sign up for a class in order to spend quality time together.
Take a bike ride, go for a picnic in the park or spend a day at the pool; small shared pleasures are valuable too.
If the kids are interested, you could pass on your own interests by teaching them to play the guitar, cook, join a sportsteam.
Research shows that the father’s presence is just as importantas the mother’s.
For example, it’s often Dad who helps his children discover the outdoors and to move beyond their comfort zone, thus promoting their independence and initiative.
In other words, children and their fathers have nothing to lose and everything to gain from spending time together. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post