Just in time for Father’s Day, a study published online on June 13 by Pediatrics says that U.S. fathers are involved with their children now more than ever. According to the study, the rate of single fathers has risen up from 60 percent 10 years ago to 2 million in 2012. A report of the study was given by the American Academy of Pediatrics here.
The increased fatherly presence results in fewer depression symptoms and other behavioral problems, and lower rates of teen pregnancy. Research suggests that preschoolers tend to have fewer mental health problems when their dads are regularly involved in playtime.
So get out there, play rough, and get in some quality time with dad, after all, it’s healthy!
Take Your Old Man to Old Town
Take Dad out to Old Town for some outdoor fun. On Sunday, June 19 there will be a Father’s Day Celebration from 1-3 p.m. with a free concert, great shopping, tantalizing food, and more. This free event is perfect for a family activity this father’s day.
Bosque, Bikes, and Bordeaux
Saturday June 18, Routes Bicycle Tours is hosting a Bosque Bike & Wine Tour as part of their Foodie Series of tours. Experience the valley known for its fertile soil and farms. This easy-to-moderate ride is 13 miles round trip, beginning at Routes in Old Town at 2 p.m. Tickets are $60 with a bike rental, and $55 for tickets without a bike rental. The tour ends at Casa Rodeña Winery for a wine tasting for those 21 and over.
Another fun activity for the yogi dad is Yoga Bike presented by Duke City Pedaler. On Sunday, pedal out to Rio Bravo Brewing Co. for the yoga event, “Pints and Planks” by YogaZo. Then, enjoy a cold brew with Dad after breaking a sweat. This yoga event for all levels begins at 10:30 a.m. and lasts until 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, and don’t forget your mat!
What are your plans this weekend?