Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


A date for dads and daughters

A date for dads and daughters - the First Sunday in August


Doting dads are encouraging families to take part in the unofficial holiday that celebrates the special bond shared between a father and his daughter/s on Sunday 3rd of August.

In 2011, a group of Wellington fathers who wished they spent more time with their families came up with the idea of Dad & Daughter Date Night.

“It complements similar celebrations honouring family members, such as Mother’s Day and Father's Day,” says Wellingtonian Mike Egan, Dad and Daughter Date Night founder, “To celebrate the date, there’s one simple rule – spend time together.”

“We live in an increasingly digital world, spending less and less time interacting with our families and forgetting the enjoyment that good old fashioned face to face quality time brings. Dad & Daughter Date Night is just the reminder dads need to make the time for their of August.

“There have been numerous studies carried out on the positive effects a father’s presence has in a daughter’s life – such as boosting self esteem, improving academic success, and lessening anxiety,” says Mr Egan.

One recurring point in these studies is the importance of spending time together. Time is referred to by numerous studies as the ‘greatest bonding element’.

“This is exactly what Dad & Daughter Date Night is about - encouraging dads and daughters to make time for each other. Whether it’s reading stories, going out for dinner or heading to the beach - it’s time spent together, and that’s the goal,” says Mr Egan.

This will be the fourth year for this family oriented event. Mr Egan reports that the event is getting more recognition with a number of restaurants coming on board with offers and complimentary deals for dad and daughter duos and groups. There were also reports from fathers of DVD evenings, geocaching and playing football.

Dad & Daughter Date Night has a Facebook page with offers and ideas, from the free to the fancy, for ideas on what to do on this date. facebook.com/Dadanddaughterdatenight

In keeping with tradition, Dad & Daughter Date Night falls on a day not a date – the first Sunday in August. This year it will be on Sunday 3rd August.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Publishing: Unity Books On Plan To Close Te Papa Press

Unity Books is alarmed that Te Papa is proposing to suspend publishing by Te Papa Press for 4 or 5 years. Te Papa Press has proven time and time again that it has both award and bestseller capability and fulfils its kaupapa. More>>

ALSO:

Cinema: ‘The Desk’ Featuring Paul Henry To Have NZ Debut

The Documentary Edge Festival is thrilled to announce The Desk as a late entry to its 2015 Programme. The film, featuring local broadcaster Paul Henry, will have its international premiere on May 21 at 10pm at Q Theatre (book now at qtheatre.co.nz) with limited screenings also on offer in Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Art: Considering Feminisms In Aotearoa New Zealand: Two Projects

Feminism is something that has changed our lives. Recently, the activist Marilyn Waring reviewed the impact of feminism in Aotearoa New Zealand and reminded us that just 40 years ago banks wouldn’t lend women money without the guarantee of a man, ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news