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An Engaged Father Equals Healthy Parenting, Reveals Study

An Engaged Father Equals Healthy Parenting, Reveals Study

Studies carried in the last three decades have all proved that an involved father has a huge impact on the development of the child and is also the best predictor that the child will be successful later on. Many studies discovered that children do better in their teenage years and that they even avoid a criminal record by the time they hit age 25.

Child development itself is intricate and complex

This means that all dads have to do these days is add a bit of paternal magic to their status as a father, however, it's more complicated than this since child development itself is intricate and complex. While great parents are important, it is not the only factor that makes children healthy later on in life because children do determine a lot of their own development. Engaged fatherhood is not an intrinsic benefit, it is also instrumental in ensuring that children have healthy relationships as adults, which makes a huge difference in their developments as human beings. Moreover, the involvement of a father also sheds light on the relationship between parents and the health of a couple strongly affects children's social and emotional development. Hence, even if parents separate for various reason, it is vital that fathers get as involved as possible if the child is living with their former partner. 

Most dads barely get to spend time with their baby because of their job

A majority of fathers have no idea how fatherlessness affects children; you can live with your children and still be an absentee dad. Research after research has shown that children in fatherless families have a tendency to struggle academically, socially and emotionally. Therefore, children need their dad particularly in their early years, however, most dads barely get to spend time with their baby because of their job and the lack of paternity policies in their company. "Policy should concentrate on ensuring that the networks vital to parents are aiding rather than impairing their child-rearing." Whether it's the law, education, the medical field, corporate companies or social services, there needs to be a larger focus on the importance of the relationship between children and both parents. From providing paternity leave to child healthcare access, policies must support good relationships between partners and children with their parents. The truth is mothers and fathers have different perspectives on life and different parenting styles and children must experience it all, to develop in a healthy, holistic way.

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