Realizing the Importance of Dads


June 17, 2016

With Father’s Day upon us, now is the time to buy any last minute gifts, write those special cards and thank Dad for all he does. Here at Any Baby Can, we help families celebrate the joy of fatherhood daily.

In hopes of offering a gift that benefits the whole family, we interviewed father and longtime parent instructor Derek Curry, affectionately known to many as “Mr. D”, to pick his brain on advice for dads. Here’s what makes fatherhood so special and so important, according to Mr. D:

  • Fathers have a tremendous impact on their kids. Sometimes, the bond between mother and child seems more important, but every father plays a huge role in shaping his youngster’s life. In his classes, Derek encourages each dad to discover and embrace his true value as a parent.
  • Share your experiences. As a parent instructor, Derek takes the opportunity to share lessons and stories from fatherhood with other dads and moms. Fatherhood is filled with triumphs and challenges. It is a joy and sometimes a struggle. Above all, it is unpredictable. Don’t be afraid to share what you know and ask for guidance when needed.
  • The real value of fatherhood is being involved. Dads, your children love you and need you. So on Father’s Day, we hope you spend the day with them, shower them with love, and maybe even get a few gifts in return.

If you are a mom or dad seeking parenting resources, Any Baby Can can help. Give us a call at 512.454.3743. We wish you all a very happy Father’s Day!


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