What It Means to be a Dad

What It Means to be a Dad

I came across this video the other week, and I found it very powerful. What I loved most about it was that it helps demonstrate is that there is no one answer to “What does it mean to be a dad?” Every father is different, and that’s ok. That’s great, actually. Because there is no perfect dad out there.

The best gift a father can give his child is presence – not presents.

Study after study has shown the positive effect on a child of having a present father in their life. Even if the child’s mother and father are not in a relationship or living together, it’s vital the child has ongoing contact and time with both parents.

Whatever your relationship with the other parent, remember, it’s not about him or her. It’s about the kids. They deserve a relationship with both parents.

Learn more about The Fatherhood Project featured in this video, by clicking here.

If you’re a father who does not have regular or any contact with your children and wants to be a presence in their lives, schedule a free consultation to learn about your rights and what steps you’ll need to take.

You can also check out my blog post about how to be recognized as the legal father by the Court so you can be awarded visitation and parenting time.


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Lauren Lester is an affordable family law, estate planning, and probate lawyer licensed in Colorado.