On a Father’s Day speech in 2008, then U.S. Senator, Obama said: “In many ways, I came to understand the importance of fatherhood through its absence — both in my life and in the lives of others. I came to understand that the hole a man leaves when he abandons his responsibility to his children is one that no government can fi ll. We can do everything possible to provide good jobs and good schools and safe streets for our kids, but it will never be enough to fully make up the difference.”

Rev. Francis Osire

Fathers please take note that you have to change the tide from going way ward. “Shuttle Diplomacy,” Psychology Today, July/August 1993, p. 15, clearly states that, Fatherhood turn out to be a complex and unique phenomenon with huge consequences for the emotional and intellectual growth of children.
Fathers you need to know that  you hold a particular key or your child (ren).
For example; Boys who grow up with dads have their masculinity affirmed and learn from their fathers how to channel their strength in positive ways. Fathers help children understand proper male sexuality, hygiene and behavior in age appropriate ways.
Fathers help connect their children, (especially boys) to job markets as they enter adulthood. This is because fathers, more than mothers, are likely to have the kinds of diverse community connections needed to help young adults get their first jobs. They are also more likely to have the motivation to make sure their children make these connections.
On the other hand, girls with involved, married fathers are more likely to have healthier relationships with boys in adolescence and their husbands in adulthood because they learn from their fathers how proper men act toward women.

They have a healthy familiarity with the world of men, and know which behaviors are inappropriate. This knowledge builds emotional security, and helps to safeguard them from the exploitation of predatory males. Both mom and dad play the most crucial part in their children overall development right from conception.
The development of a child’s character and other potentials are all dependent on parental direction. Parenting is a never ending task. Its not something you can avoid once the time comes, because children need their parents to keep them on course from time to time.