Without the consistent, loving touch of a father a child is more prone to experience sadness, loneliness, and isolation. Young children who lack a significant amount of positive touch from their fathers are, as they grow older, inclined to be more aggressive and violent than those who were nurtured by a loving dad who routinely hugged, cuddled, and kissed them. The lack of a father’s touch can also have an adverse effect on a child’s sexual development.
Zig Ziglar in his book, Better than Good, shares the startling findings of Dr. Ross Campbell, a psychiatrist from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Campbell stated that in all of his years of research and practice he has never known an adult of either gender with a sexual dysfunction who had a father who was kind, gentle, loving, thoughtful, affectionate, considerate, and patient.
A father’s hands can build his child’s life or tear it apart.