In an exclusive Father's Day essay, President Barack Obama tells People Magazine how he grew up without his dad, and always felt the absence of his father and wondered what it would have been like if his Dad had a greater presence in President Obama's life as a child.  President Obama goes into details saying in the People magazine article  that he wants to be the best parent that he can be, and that he knows that he's not a perfect parent / Father, but is doing all that he can to achieve that goal.