Why are fathers so important to their children? What are the joys and challenges of being a father in today’s world? Why should we celebrate dads? Did you know that research shows fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children? Studies show that if a child’s father is affectionate, supportive, and involved, he will contribute greatly to his child’s cognitive, language, and social development, as well as academic achievement, a sense of well-being, and a positive self-esteem. Stay tuned for today’s Family Shield, Father’s Day Special. I’ll be talking with Adam Hautly and Nate Schmoll. They are both fathers of young children.