Think about the impact a father has on their child’s development? Studies show that children are impacted immensely by the action or in-actions of their fathers. The studies also show that the actions whether good or bad can have extended effects on a child that manifest in adulthood.
Findings from decades of research show that the father-child relationship is of great importance and significance. While adults might share the view that a father can be secondary in a child’s upbringing, children don’t share this view. As far as children are concerned, their dad’s care and affection are non-discretionary.
There is a Catholic priest that was once famously quoted saying that,” give me a child, and in 7 years I will give you a man”. Here, the priest is trying to say that the ways taught to a child till they reach the age of 7 will stay with the child into adulthood. It is, therefore, evident that children are like sponges. Parents, guardians, and caretakers should understand that kids tend to absorb everything from their surroundings. These could be mannerisms and vocabulary.
Fatherhood should have more parenting and less of playing catch. Dads also need to be proactive in their kid’s life. Being a role model is important. Parents who have healthy habits pass down those traits to their children. Cory Harow has a career in the field of medicine that he takes seriously like his professional career. The MD believes that parents should also teach their children how to function within society.
In addition to having a career in the field of emergency medicine, the proud father of four also served in the Israeli Defense Force. While the two professions are different, some of the basic core values that they teach are identical. The career in the army and emergency medicine instilled dedication, discipline, and empathy. Harow explains that these traits should be taught to children so that they can develop into fully functional adults.
We live in a technologically advanced world. These days, even children almost have unrestricted online access—something some people find unhealthy. Harow understands that the impact technology can have on a child, and this is why he allows his kids to access technology, but with limited screen time. The former military officer believes that doing this helps children to understand that technology is a tool, but not an extension of themselves.
Cory Harow knows that University education is important in safeguarding his children’s future. Besides taking his kids to the best schools, the father of four is also saving up for his kid’s college tuition with the hopes of securing admissions to leading institutions of higher education. University education is very important, and Harow believes that it is an important stepping stone to better career prospects. With a university education, the doctor is confident that kids will be on the right track to success.