How important is it for dads to tell their kids that they love them?
According to the National Center for Fathering, not many men do it on a consistent basis. This is from their weekly-newsletter which is free and is worth getting and it's about how they survey dads at their big seminars:
(After asking dads, how many tell their kids that they love them on a consistent basis)
The results are predictable, as are the jaws that drop in amazement. In a room of about 500 dads, only 10 or 15 will raise their hands. The majority of those men are still waiting to hear their dad say “I love you” for the first time. And -- like father, like son -- many of them don’t consistently say it to their children.