Father’s Day traditionally takes a backseat to Mother’s Day but a new national survey reveals we owe Dad special attention on his big day this year. The survey reveals that more than half of adult children (52 percent) sometimes feel they take their dads for granted. Why?

1) Families expect so much from Dad (sometimes be the breadwinner, romantic husband, caretaker for the children, handyman

2) Dads aren’t as vocal about their needs and accomplishments

3) Mom seems to get all the attention!

The national survey of three hundred men and women was commissioned by Visiting Angels, one of our nation’s largest in-home senior care companies with more than five-hundred offices throughout the country.

Dads Get Slighted on Father's Day

Nearly half of those surveyed (forty four percent) say they have felt dads get slighted on Father’s Day because:

1) Moms get more attention on Mother’s Day

2) Dads don’t expect as much on Father’s Day so they can get overlooked

3) It can be hard to find a good gift for Dad

Piksel, Thinkstock
Piksel, Thinkstock

 Are We Giving Gifts Dad Wants

Americans spend half as much on gifts for Father’s Day than they do on Mother’s Day, according to the National Retail Federation. While Mother’s Day is the third largest spending-holiday in America, Father’s Day ranks number six on that list, behind Valentine’s Day and Easter.

What gifts do adult children plan to give Dad this year?

• Top gift: a card

• Second: quality time with the kids and family

• Third: gift cards

When Dads were asked what they really want for Father’s Day, they said:

• Top gift: quality time with the kids and family

• Second: gift cards

• Equally tied for third: retreat to the man cave and a card

Turns out, we are giving Dad gifts he really wants! By the way, only ten percent of dads say they really want a new tie for Father’s Day! And, only thirteen percent say they want those “world’s greatest dad” gifts.

Why Visit Dad on Father's Day?

Three out of four (76 percent) adult children say they plan visit their dad on his special day because:

• Eighty six percent say they love him and want to spend time with him.

• More than half (58 percent) say they want to set a good example for their kids.

• One in five (20 percent) say it’s one of the few times they get to see him each year because they’re so busy.

To all the fathers out there let's hope you are not forgotten and remembered for the pivotal roles you play for instilling great values and life lessons in your family. Happy Father's Day!

I love this new Dove commercial.

And for those single moms raising a child without a Father. Happy Father's Day Mom!

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