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Bedtime can be bonding time for working dad

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 16-06-2009

Fathers who have a job with long hours may need some creative parenting skills to find a way to have daily interaction with their young child.

A child’s time with their parent can be a positive force in their ongoing development. One way fathers can ensure this is by reading to their son or daughter at bedtime.

When a father reads to his child at bedtime it can greatly impact that child’s academic success, specifically in their vocabulary development, according to Stephen Green who authored a study concerning the Fathers Reading Everyday Program.

Aside from academic success, reading to a child can also enhance their imagination and inform them about the outside world.

For younger children, it may be a good idea to start with the Harry Potter series, especially with the movies based on five of the books now out on DVD. After finishing one book, a father and his child can further bond by watching the movie together.

Older children may appreciate a more adult-oriented book, which may include the Twilight series, which was also made into a popular film.ADNFCR-1662-ID-19219941-ADNFCR