This month, we're celebrating dads and the special ways in which they influence our lives. We're also giving you the chance to win a sleek new Nespresso coffee machine courtesy of our friends at Takealot. Now you can make every morning start in style!
Dr Warren Farrell, renowned educator, psychologist and author of Father Child Reunion, has spent over a decade digging into research from around the globe to understand exactly why children with active fathers do so well.
According to his findings, a father's impact starts at birth. Dads are great at challenging kids’ limits and at encouraging independent exploration while providing them with a safety net. Plus, dads are generally more firm about enforcing boundaries.
"Fathers also play a huge role in teaching delayed gratification, the single most important highway to maturity," Farrell says. In addition, "when fathers are present, children have better mental health. They are more likely to get along well with other children, sleep well at night, be trusting of others, and are less likely to be aggressive or participate in risky behaviour."
He adds, "I knew when I started this research that dads were important, but I had no idea how important." If you want to honour your dad for how he’s shaped your own life, why not share a #MyDadMyHero snap and enter our exciting competition below!
What's your favourite #MyDadMyHero pic? Share and WIN
There are so many times when fathers are working behind the scenes to make sure their kids are safe, empowered and provided for. But sometimes, you can get him in the limelight just long enough to snap a photo! If you’ve got one to share, you could be the lucky winner of a nifty Nespresso coffee machine, courtesy of Takealot.
Here's how to enter our Father’s Day competition:
- Follow us on Discovery_sa (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)
- Post a picture of your dad moment
- Tag Discovery_sa, #MyDadMyHero #Takealot and #DiscoveryHealth
So celebrate fatherhood with us this June and get posting to win!
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