Today is Father’s Day!
In many societies, a father is looked upon as the head of the family, the breadwinner, and a provider. And while the dynamics of parenting have changed in the past few years, the mother is generally looked upon as the primary caregiver for children in the family.
However, various studies have consistently demonstrated that paternal engagement can have a very positive and beneficial role on children. Their candid style of communication and their need to drive their children to independence has a favorable impact on their kids.
And there is no doubt that fatherhood and the role of a father must be celebrated!
The first Father’s Day was celebrated in 1909 in the United States, and from then on, it is observed on the third Sunday of June annually.
Google Doodle for Father’s Day 2020
Amid the coronavirus because of which social distancing has become a norm and most of us are living away from families, Google is celebrating Father’s Day with an interactive doodle that lets users make beautiful digital cards for their fathers!
As soon as you click on the doodle, a craft page shows up, from where you can choose a wide range of elements such as animated hearts, sea horses, stars, glitter, and donuts to make a customized card for your father. Once done, you can email the card to your father or post it on social media.
Google also put up a message for all users on the doodle page that read, “Whether they’re near or far, make Dad a little piece of art from your heart in today’s interactive, digital card-maker Doodle. Happy Father’s Day!”
Quotes on Fathers and Fatherhood
On this Father’s Day, here are a few profound quotes on father’s love.
A girl’s first true love is her father. – Marisol Santiago
One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be. – Anonymous
I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. – Sigmund Freud
It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father. – Pope John XXIII
It is a wise father that knows his child. – William Shakespeare
A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow. – Unknown
Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow. – Reed Markham
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. – George Herbert
A very happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!