On June 19th, we all celebrate Father’s Day to honor and appreciate the parent who holds the reputation of being cool and easy-going. However, sometimes dads have to step up their game and master the art of diaper changing, feeding the baby, and carrying their child with one arm. It is important to note that having a mother is important for the child’s development but dads play a major role in their upbringing as well.
With that being said, it is time to give props to your pops with these interesting facts about fathers.
1. Contributing Fathers = Ambitious Daughters
A recent study indicates that fathers who actively take part in household chores with their partners have more ambitious daughters. Their daughters also tend to lean towards a more broad definition of gender roles.
2. Father’s Day Cards
Every year, people show their appreciation for their father by sending cards and gifts on Father’s Day. It is estimated that 87 million cards are sent on this national day, making it one of the most popular days for sending cards.
3. Fatherless Homes
Households where a father figure is not present often suffer financially as they are more prone to financial setbacks. Children who live in a fatherless home are more likely to become teen parents and marry before finishing their high school degrees.
4. Educational Support
It is said that when fathers take an active role in the education of their child, the child quickly picks up healthy habits and shows improved learning skills while performing better at school.
5. The Oldest Father’s Day Card
If you think the oldest Father’s Day card dates back to the early 1900s at max, you are mistaken. The oldest Father’s Day card is actually some 4000 years old. It was a Babylonian tablet belonging to a young boy called Elmesu, who had carved the tablet to wish his father a ‘long life and good health.’
6. Sympathy Pregnancy
It is not easy seeing your partner in pain as she goes through pregnancy. However, sometimes, it can lead to fathers developing couvade syndrome which is also known as sympathy pregnancy.
So, what do you think of these facts about fathers?