Just For the Dads! Happy Father's Day

There are many definitions of a father. A father can be a hero, a comedian, and a best friend. But most of all he can be our biggest teacher. I decided to feature Patrick Patterson's book, I Love When Daddy Reads To Me, because of the representation of an African-American father and the relationship with his daughters. Not only are his daughters featured in the book, they helped him write it.  Patterson demonstrates that African-American fathers can be involved in their physical lives and their education. 
In past years, a lot of sources have lead us to believe that the involvement of the black father was disheartening. However, in the C.D.C report issued in December 2013, it shows that black fathers are actually involved with their children. This also includes fathers who live outside of the home. People have suggested that this study has debunked the myth of black fathers and continues to shine a better light on the topic. 
No matter the race or the relationship a male has with a child, being there for them can be the greatest gift. 
 I have listed some great titles that are great reads for Father's Day. 
Happy Father's Day!
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 Jones J, Mosher WD. Fathers’ involvement with their children: United States, 2006–2010. National health statistics reports; no 71. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2013.


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