International Father's Day, 18 June

  • 13 Jun 2017 9:00 AM
International Father's Day, 18 June
Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children. This day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting. Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June (18 June in 2017).

Traditionally the father was the breadwinner while the mother was a housewife and raised the children. But that traditional family model is no longer valid.

Nowadays often both parents work and share responsibilities associated with raising children and taking care of the house.

Scientific studies confirm that fathers have a role to play in child development and affect the course of their children's development, for good as well as for ill.

Studies have consistently showed that paternal warmth, nurturance and closeness are associated with positivie child outcomes even if fathers spend less time with their children than the mothers.

Father's Day is a great opportunity to appreciate the love and effort of our fathers.

Fortunately, in recent years, it is getting more media attention, schools organize activities related to Father's Day and retailers promote buying fathers special greeting cards and male-oriented gifts such as electronics and tools.

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