Take Time to Be a Dad Today!

Becoming a dad is the best thing that ever happened to me. And it turns out, that my actively being a dad to my daughter – is one of the best things I can do for her too! Studies show, the more involved a dad is, the more successful his children are.

A father’s influence can determine a child’s social life, academic achievement, and future achievements.

Big stuff!

Be a dad!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance’s National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and the Ad Council  are reaching out in an effort to inspire and support men in their commitment to responsible fatherhood. Because it pays big dividends.

A new series of PSAs featuring footage from DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming film Kung Fu Panda 3, reinforce the campaign’s award-winning tagline, “Take Time to Be a Dad Today.”

Eighty-six percent of dads spend more time with their children today than their own fathers did with them, but a majority of dads (7 out of 10) also reported that they could use tips on how to be a better parent, according to a national survey conducted by the Ad Council.

Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers!

DreamWorks Animation donated their time, talent and resources for the “Take Time to Be a Dad Today” campaign, which features footage and characters from the Kung Fu Panda 3 film.

In the upcoming film, Po, the franchise protagonist, reunites with his long-lost birth father. The story highlights the special relationship between father and son and shows the unique challenges that Po is able to overcome with the love and support of his father.

All kids can benefit from the love and involvement of their father. Consider this your reminder to..

Take Time to Be a Dad Today!

You matter.


Visit www.fatherhood.gov and http://www.adcouncil.org/ to learn more about the fatherhood movement!


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  1. I’d seen the film once before, but I enjoyed seeing it again. I am a mother of two children and I think I can understand the power of love. Home is where the heart is.

    1. Thanks, Marsha! I quite agree. Just visited your blog. Always loved embroidery, though hadn’t a clue how the automated variety is really done. Very cool.

  2. I love the Kungfu Panda series .. One of my favs and of my little girl too 🙂 I agree about kids turning out so much better when parents are around more often.. As i spend more and more time with my girl, I realize slowly how much of a good influence I am, on her mind.. And that feels like such a big responsibility sometimes (albeit a fun one!) .. I heard a spiritual guru once respond to an audience question on whether women should work or take a brief break after child-birth.. And he said to that, that bringing up a human being is the biggest responsibility on the planet.. After all, in anything else you are replaceable and dispensable.. But what you make of your child can make such a difference to the world..

    1. I love that, “bringing up a human being is the biggest responsibility on the planet…” So true. As you noted in another comment on my blog, despite half a world between us, we’ve a lot in common. I too am an expert on Dora, Peppa Pig, Max and Ruby, Cinderella, Beauty and Beast, Frozen… etc. Thanks for dropping by my humble home on the web. I’ve visited your blog, btw, and hope that you will keep it up. Time passes fast, and some of these memories will slip away as new ones crowd your brain. Of course, I’d not mind too much if “Dora the Explorer” slipped from my mind. 😉

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    I have to admit that as a father who wants to spend time with his kids but is denied that time because the state affords me know rights to be a father. And gives the mother the right to decide if I can have any time with them. So the dhs in my opinion discriminates against fathers, And these commercials are a joke and insulting to me

    1. Hi, Phillip. I cannot imagine what that must feel like. I’m so sorry for your situation and how unfair it feels to you. I hope in time you’ll be able to see them again.

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