Why Dads Matter: Building A Better Father-Child Relationship

Why Dads Matter: Building A Better Father-Child Relationship

There is no better time than Father’s Day to stop and say thank you to your dad for all the wonderful things he does. Parenting expert and director of Mindful Training Solutions, Dr. Donald Grant, Jr., visits Access Hollywood Live with tips on how to strengthen the father-child bond. Why does Dr. Grant say a father’s role in a child’s life is more important than ever?

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