After watching one of my favorite reality shows it made me realize that father/daughter dances or father/son events really don’t happen as much as they did back in the day. I understand that statistics have shown that as Americans that we have less two parent homes as we did when our parents were coming along but I don’t think that this tradition should change. There is so much to both learn and teach with these types of traditions.
- It teaches us the importance of the role of the father in a child’s life
- It teaches us the importance of finding an appropriate father figure to step in where the father is unable as a result of death, deployment, divorce, or absence
- It holds the village accountable to help raise the child(ren) with the appropriate balance.
- It helps both parents to realize the importance of both roles
- It helps fathers to come out of the shadows that they often are left in until father’s day
- It holds the father or father figure accountable to follow through on the role of teaching values that are often missed by one parent.
- It helps to demystify the myth of supermom and validates the role of the father
I love my mom and she did an awesome job but I know from working with clients and working in the youth department the importance of the role of a father. I wonder what would a father/daughter dance or father/son event look like for adults.
Just another day’s journey of figuring out the importance and balance of new and old traditions. Peace.