Celebrate what makes your Dad Great!
By Revathie Dhanabalan
June 14, 2017
There are lots of obvious reasons to appreciate your father as many will be on Sunday, 18 June. But did you know that all those bedtime stories and play times with your father actually played a huge influence on your health and well-being in enormous ways? Science on fatherhood is uncovering other reasons that you may not have known - and which should earn your father a little extra love this Father's Day!
Fathers have always played a huge role in the development of their children's life skills. Research has shown that even one-on-one swimming with fathers helps their children to learn social skills during play. Remember all those Sunday swimming and cycling along East Coast Park or even playing lego with your father? These activities actually taught you how to evaluate risks, solve problems, manage your emotions and even read others' emotional cues. All these complex set of emotions and skills are key elements that made you grow into the person that you are today.
Fathers are famous for their bedtime stories. Turns out those stories may have played a huge role in raising successful kids, according to a study published in 2015. In the experiments, they found that fathers tend to use bigger vocabularies and this has an impact on their children's academic development. The finding highlighted the unique contribution of fathers to their children's early academic achievements. Unquestionably, fathers are able to help their children to develop a sense of competence, security and self-control.
For fathers going for reservist, strong family ties give meaning to their mission of protecting our country, including the sacrifices that you had to make to balance your career and family commitments. Fathers provide care and security for their families, and are role models to their children. These are just some of the challenges that our NSmen as fathers take on, to ensure a secure and bright future for their families. This Father's Day, SAFRA salutes the fathers in our lives with special messages from their children thanking their fathers for the sacrifices they made in defending our country!
For someone who has provided so much for you and the rest of the family over the years, how do we show our appreciation? To celebrate Father's Day, we have got you covered with some great ideas for all types of fathers out there!
For more gift ideas, check out these amazing SAFRA promotions to give all that your father deserves! If you are looking for a place to host a special family gathering for Father's Day - check out these SAFRA facilities and book yourself a wonderful weekend with your family! Happy Father's Day from all of us at SAFRA!
Come on down and join us at our Father's Day event at our SAFRA clubs this weekend!