"Dear old dad, remember when... You would sing to me, we could do it again." The words from Rebecca Sugar's sentimental ode to fathers ring true for many of us, but unfortunately not all. According to statistics from the National Center on Fathers, more than 20 million children live in homes that don't have the physical presence of a father and millions more where dad isn't emotionally available.
Even if you grew up in a home without a father, you now have the chance to provide an entirely different experience for your own children. Here is why the bond between father and child is so important and what you can do to strengthen those ties.