Fathers and father figures (uncles, grandfathers, coaches, mentors, older siblings, etc.) have a positive and long-lasting impact on children’s lives every day. Research has demonstrated that the psychological and emotional development, health, and well-being of children are significantly enhanced by the presence and commitment of nurturing fathers and father figures.

While Father’s Day is a special occasion to honor and appreciate our fathers and father figures, it’s important to remember that their love and support should be celebrated and acknowledged throughout the year, not just on a single day.

Thank you to all the incredible fathers and father figures out there! Your unwavering love and dedication to your children and families are truly inspiring.

Recommended Resources

From the Resource Library

  • Partners Newsletter: Focus on Fathers
  • Fostering Across Wisconsin Newsletter: Focus on Fathers
  • The Girl Behind the Door: A Father’s Journey Into the Mystery of Attachment, by John Brooks
  • The Brotherhood of Joseph: A Father’s Memoir of Infertility and Adoption in the 21st Century, by Brooks Hansen
  • My Daddy, by Susan Paradis
  • The Coffee Can Kid, by Jan Czech

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