Category New Parents

10 Father-Daughter Date Ideas Around The U.S.

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If you’re willing to think outside the box, tons of father-daughter activities can serve up a dual dose of girl-glee and dad-delight to your bonding time, no matter your locale or lifestyle.

If you’re an Outdoorsy Dad, pack a picnic and head to your local zoo or botanical garden. Just north of downtown Atlanta is the picturesque Atlanta Botanical Garden. Chase butterflies, learn about the environment, and, when your tummy starts growling, unpack lunch at nearby Piedmont Park. In the winter, the park is home to an ice skating rink, which makes it a great place to visit year round.

For the Geek Dads, take a trip to Las Vegas’ Pinball Hall of Fame. This nonprofit establishment is dedicated to all things pinball...

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Why Kids Need Their Dads

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Even dads with average parenting skills can make a real impact on their children’s lives

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Four decades of research and hundreds of studies have proven what should be obvious to everyone: The more involved a dad is, the more successful his children will be. A father’s influence can determine a child’s social life, grades at school, and future achievements.

Involved dads = Successful children

The dad effect starts as early as birth. A review of studies by the Father Involvement Research Alliance shows that babies with more involved fathers are more likely to be emotionally secure, confident in new situations, and eager to explore their surroundings. As they grow, they are more sociable...

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