Tips to Make Dad’s Day Truly Special

Last month, I shared what mothers were telling me they wanted for Mother’s Day and this month, it’s dad’s turn so let me start off by telling moms and children what dads really want for Father’s Day: gifts that cost very little but are essentially priceless!

Hopefully in doing these things, dad will realize that the best gift of all is the family that surrounds him, and at the same time the family will realize that Father’s Day is an occasion that should be celebrated not just on June 17, but every day of the year.

Lewis First, M.D., is chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. You can also catch "First with Kids" weekly on WOKO 98.9FM and WPTZ Channel 5, or visit the First with Kids video archives at http://www.FletcherAllen.org/firstwithkids