Male Role Models Take Kids To School Sept. 28

The School District of Palm Beach County, in collaboration with the Florida Department of Education, has recognized Wednesday, Sept. 28 as “Dads Take Your Child to School Day.”

But you don’t have to be a dad to make a positive influence in a child’s life. Research shows that having a father or active male role model increases a child’s self-esteem and academic success. Grandfathers, uncles, brothers, cousins — anyone who serves as a role model — is encouraged to take a child to school on Sept. 28. Many schools are planning gatherings for the fathers once they arrive to further foster involvement in the child’s school. For more info., check with your child’s school for activities they may have planned.