Role Model Essay

Submitted By jkelley28
Words: 355
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