Dads can influence their children's education in many ways, either through volunteering in the classroom, participating in father/child events, or reading with their child. For example, reading is one way a father can have the most profound influence on their child(ren)'s education. Just 10 to 20 minutes a night spent reading together helps build stronger bonds between father and child.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, these are some of the benefits for children whose fathers take an active role in their education.
✼ Learn more.
✼ Perform better in school.
✼ Exhibit healthier behavior.
✼ Have fewer discipline problems.
✼ Are more likely to participate in extracurricular activities.
✼ Enjoy school more.
*Dad is used in this case to include any positive, adult father figure in a child's life. This can include, but is not limited to, fathers, uncles, grandfathers, step-fathers, and even mothers.