More and more Dads are discovering it’s cool to be an active, involved father. They don’t feel the pressure most Mom’s do & aren’t necessarily afraid of being judged. The priority for them is raising good kids. Now there are websites such as DadLabs, blogs, and online communities devoted to fatherhood. More resources and education than ever are available to us guys to give our families our very best.
From 2000 to 2005 people reported spending on average 26 hours per month with their family. By 2008 this number had dropped 30% to only 18 hrs. Technology, mobile phones, and social networking has fundamentally changed the way family members interact. While its easier and more convenient for families to communicate instantly the quality and quantity of time spent together has deteriorated. We have to remember that a Blackberry or iPhone may give us instant contact and convenience but it has eroded the time and attention we give our families. I confess I am often a culprit of technology checking email or text messages while playing with my kids. My Father’s Day resolution is to put down the iPhone.
85% of adults with ADD have no idea they struggle with the condition. Only 15% are aware and receive treatment. CNN recently ran an article on ADD & Women. It’s estimated that 5 million American women deal with this problem.