In Support of Fatherhood on Fathers Day
President Obama grew up without his dad, and has said that being a father is the most important job he has. That's why the President is joining dads from across the nation in a fatherhood pledge...to be there...for young people whose fathers are not around.
Online PR News – 10-June-2013 –Happy Father's Day To All of the Responsible Fathers
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Fathers Footprints -
"Walk a little slower daddy," said a child so small. "I'm following in your footsteps and I don't want to fall.Sometimes your steps are very fast, Sometimes they're hard to see; So walk a little slower, Daddy, For you are leading me. Someday when I'm all grown up, You're what I want to be;Then I will have a little child Who'll want to follow me.
And I would want to lead just right, And know that I was true; So, walk a little slower, Daddy, For I must follow you."
Fatherlessness is a growing crisis in America, one that undergirds many of the challenges that families are facing. When dads aren't around, young people are more likely to drop out of school, use drugs, be involved in the criminal justice system, and become young parents themselves.
President Obama grew up without his dad, and has said that being a father is the most important job he has. That's why the President is joining dads from across the nation in a fatherhood pledge – a pledge that we'll do everything we can to be there for our children and for young people whose fathers are not around.
Resources for Fathers can be found at www.fatherhood.gov
Tune in 5 pm CST to Patricia Adams Live for an interview with a responsible father whose daughter has been selected to be mentored by 5 Nobel Peace Prize Winners in the Field of Medicine. Hear the Daughters comments about how her fathers presence turned her academic career around.