Did you know…
- The more involved a dad is, the more successful his children are.
- A father’s influence can determine a child’s social life, academic achievement, and future achievements.
- Eighty-six percent of dads spend more time with their children today than their own fathers did with them, but a majority of dads (7 out of 10) also reported that they could use tips on how to be a better parent (according to a national survey conducted by the Ad Council).
- Children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem, exhibit empathy and pro-social behavior, and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers.
Kung Fu Panda 3
In Kung Fu Panda 3, Po reunites with his long-lost birth father. The story highlights the special relationship between father and son and shows the unique challenges that Po is able to overcome with the love and support of his father.
“To all the dads out there – whether you were separated at birth by the raid of an evil peacock or not – Take Time to Be a Dad Today and spend some quality time with your child. You can play games together, read, toss a ball, or even just talk. Hey, they might even be into kung fu. There are lots of ways to be involved in your child’s life, and we promise it will make a difference to them.”
And see more about Po’s journey to meet his father in the movie, Kung Fu Panda 3.
Disclosure: This PSA is in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Family Assistance’s National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and the Ad Council in an effort to inspire and support men in their commitment to responsible fatherhood.