Valorie Burton: We all celebrate the importance of a mom, but what about the power of a dad. Kids need time with both mom and dad and parents should share the load when it comes to getting the kids ready for school, helping with their homework and every other part of their lives. But many times dad is out of the picture.
One of the biggest challenge is that dad's phase can be their career demands. Traveling too much or spending long hours at the office can minimize family time. But it's important that busy dads find a way to be with their kids, it doesn't have to be a big production; even a simple adding like getting haircuts together, washing cars or cheering for a favorite team can be a way to connect. Ultimately it's about spending time together.
Your children are watching you and following in your footsteps. Everything you do together is a way of investing in your son or daughter and it will pay dividends in the future. For one thing your relationship will have a solid foundation when your kids enter the turbulent teen years.
So dads, enjoy your kids while you still can, even if it means putting it on the schedule. They'll never forget the time you spent with them, and you'll never get that time back.