Role Model Essay

Submitted By jkelley28
Words: 361
Pages: 2

While almost any man can father a child, there is so much more to the important role of being dad in a child's life. Fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children; they are are capable caretakers and disciplinarians.
Studies
show that if our father is affectionate, supportive, and involved, he can contribute greatly to our cognitive, language, and social development, as well as academic achievement, a strong inner core resource, sense of well-being, good self-esteem, and authenticity. Our primary relationship with our father can affect all of our relationships from birth to death, including those with friends, lovers, and spouses.
Those early patterns of interaction with the father are the very patterns that will be projected forward into all relationships...forever more: not only will our intrinsic idea of who he/she is as he/she relates to others, but also, the range of what we consider acceptable and loving.
My dad has filled both the “mom” and “dad” role in my life. My mom left when I was little and my dad had to step in a take up her spot. He has always pushed me to do more with my life. He is the only reason I am who
I am. And the only reason I am able to do the things I can do. He steps up and acts like a dad when I need him to, but at the same time he can be a friend when I need one. He understands me, and the things I do, I mean he was a kid once too and gets that. He is a great father. He has sacrificed so much for me and my sister. He always…