Mothers tend to get all the credit. But Dads need to be celebrated too! Whether it’s the rough-housing or the steady hand they provide, the role of a father is important in a child’s life. (And as active as they are during the day, all dads deserve a good night’s rest on comfortable bamboo sheets!) Green Earth Bamboo is happy to help you spoil your dad with bedding or bamboo clothing! From June 11 – June 17, receive $15 off all orders $100+ and free shipping on all $200+ orders. Use the coupon code FATHER12.
And why should dads get a little spoiled this Father’s Day?
Well here’s a list of reasons that Dads are so important to their kids:
They helped us evolve: In a 2010 paper from American Anthropologist, Gettler (the researcher) suggested that the teamwork between mother and father allowed for the evolving of our species. Men, who carried the children through the nomadic lifestyle, were able to stronger, and more virile, leading to more children. Women, on the other hand, were able to reproduce more often as they were not expending large amounts of energy carrying the children as they moved from camp to camp.
They helped keep us healthy: From a young age, interaction with fathers tend to be more about wrestling, playing and running around while mothers are the soothers and huggers. Because dads are more about the “rough and tumble”, they help to keep kids active and in shape.
They help us take chances: Fathers, either by challenging or being physical, encourage kids to take risks whereas moms are more in favor of us playing it safe. (Stamp-collecting over motor-cross as it were.)
They are half of who we are: We all need to know our roots. Knowing both of our parents helps us build our identity and self-esteem.
They help us relate: Whether you’re a son looking for a male role model or a daughter learning to relate to men, fathers play a key role in shaping our gender roles.
They make us smarter: Because dads are less likely to talk “baby talk” whereas a mother will change her speech pattern to accommodate goo-goos and gurgles, babies with paternal bonding will have a wider vocabulary.
Of course, there are hundreds of other reasons to love and thank our fathers, whether it’s because he risked life and limb teaching you to drive or because he put in 40-hour weeks to get you to college. Make sure to show your love and thanks this month!