The Science of Dad and the ‘Father Effect’

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No pressure! This leaves the question of how to be a good dad somewhat in the shadows. So far, we know that kids who grow up with a present, engaged dad are less likely to drop out of school or wind up in jailcompared to children with absent fathers and no other male caretakers or role models. They also tend to have higher IQ test scores by the age of 3 and endure fewer psychological problems throughout their lives when dads take the role of a father seriously. But strange as it may sound, fatherhood is an emerging field of study. Almost daily, academic journals are publishing new data that illustrates how men can both help and hurt their children, and how to be a better dad.

Announce our advice and tips for body an engaged, supportive and loving dad. What does it mean to be a dad? The art of fatherliness is evolving as society and the traditional family changes. With these activist parenting tips, dads can help their children build confidence and self-esteem, after that in turn, learn how to be an engaged, supportive, and loving member of the clergy to their children.