But he didn't stop there. Now, Wickherst runs a Facebook and YouTube page called, "Greg Wickherst's Dads Guide to Surviving Hair." He posts tutorials teaching various hairstyles with Izzy as the model (of course), and he also shares pictures of those who have sent in their successes from watching his tutorials. He has over 67 thousand followers on Facebook.
The sweetest sacrifices of a father
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Wickherst knows he has a significant role in Izzy's life.
"I know that this is what I was born to do is to be a dad," he said. "Raising Izzy on my own, it's a blessing as well as a struggle (just like any single parent), but it's the best thing that's ever happened to me."
Fathers give love and awe-inspring sacrifices for their children. Research shows that a daughter's relationship with her father has long-term effects. A daughter who has an actively engaged father throughout childhood is more likely to graduate from college and have higher-paying jobs, according to Institute for Family Studies.
Girls with supportive, communicative daddies are also less likely to get pregnant as a teenager and wait longer to become sexually active.
So to sweet dads everywhere, thank you. You've got a hard job, but it's so very important.
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