When Ian Ziering isn’t out saving the world from sharks, he’s on daddy duty.
The actor was recently named ‘Daddy of the Year 2013’ by DaddyScrubs. This award is bestowed upon men who are proactive in raising their kids.
“DaddyScrubs bestowed the ‘Daddy of the Year 2013’ distinction on me, and I am very proud of it,” Ziering says. “I have taken all of the cues that I picked up from my own childhood with my father. I am very flattered for the distinction, but it’s really a compliment to my own dad. I am happy to follow in his footsteps.”
DaddyScrubs, is popular line of I’m the Daddy™ apparel and gifts for dads. As the new face of the brand, Ziering hopes to inspire other fathers and aid them instilling pride in fatherhood. The father-of-two, to daughters Mia, 2, and Penna Mae, 4 months, is elated to encourage fathers to have more of an active presence in their children’s lives.
“I believe you have to be very present in your children’s development,” the actor shares. “I plan to encourage fathers to do things that they might not think to do on their own. One of the most important things parents should do is spend time with their kids, and reading to them is also very important.”
Ziering isn’t just the face of the brand; he actually wears DaddyScrubs apparel as well.
“What I love about DaddyScrubs is that they help fathers become more engaged in the process,” he says. “The actual DaddyScrubs say ‘I’m The Daddy!’ on the back, and when I wore them in the delivery room, everyone had a big smile on their face. The scrubs really helped raise awareness and make me feel more a part of the whole delivery experience.”
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