Dad Over-Achiever

Jun 17, 2012

“A family needs a father to anchor it.” 

“The male influence in a child’s life is invaluable.”

“When you are involved with your son or daughter, you send a clear message to your child: I want to be your father.”

“Children with involved, caring fathers have better educational outcomes.”

“Children don’t just need us physically present, but emotionally available – willing to listen and pay attention and participate in their daily lives.”

“Dad’s make great jungle gyms.”

“Even when a father is ‘just playing’ with his children, he is nurturing their development.”

“Dads play roughhousing with their young children is crucially important in the early development of kids.”

“Fathers play differently with children, using more physical and vigorous play activities. Fathers use more physical contact and spend a larger proportion of time playing (40 percent vs. 25 percent for mothers).”

“Dads encourage problem solving, and combine it with an active play style, promoting a quality of sticking with it that serves children well when they’re in school and later, in the workplace.”


Happy Father’s Day to Mr. R …who is a dad over-achiever.

I love you!



 Great resources on why dads are important.




  1. Karen UK said on June 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Just wondering if there’s such a thing as ‘Birth Father’s day’. You mentioned celebrating birth mother’s day so I thought there might be an equivalent!

  2. Personal favorites: the boys climbing on josh’s shoulders and gavin stabbing Josh with the light saber. Missing you guys!

  3. Whitney said on June 17, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    The pictures are darling!

  4. Jill Farrell said on June 18, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Beautiful portraits of fatherhood.

  5. Love the quotes, thank you for sharing. And your husband looks like such a great dad. How fun for your boys to have a dad who loves to play with them!

  6. Rachel Rosado said on June 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Love the post..JR is such a teddy bear! Happy Father’s Day Josh!

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