Dads matter – and more than most people realize.

That’s the message I’ve been championing for years now, a reality born out of the social science and my own childhood growing up in a broken home.

The Florida legislature and Governor Ron DeSantis agree – which is why the state has just approved a bill that will invest $70 million in programs designed to promote fatherhood.

It’s called the “Responsible Fatherhood Bill,” and funds will be distributed to nonprofit groups committed to dads. The dollars will be focused on mentoring and numerous other father-related resources. This promises to be money well spent.

“Incredibly, there are those who diminish the importance of fatherhood and the nuclear