Children benefit from active father figures

ACTA PAEdiatrica
Tuesday 12 February 2008

Children who have an active father figure have fewer psychological and behavioural problems.

Active father figures have a key role to play in reducing behaviour problems in boys and psychological problems in young women, according to a review published in the February issue of Acta Paediatrica.

Swedish researchers also found that regular positive contact reduces criminal behaviour among children in low-income families and enhances cognitive skills like intelligence, reasoning and language development.

Children who lived with both a mother and father figure also had less behavioural problems than those who just lived with their mother….(Full text of press release)

F4L: In our feminist-dominated and -controlled media, study reports like that are few and far-in-between.  Nevertheless, every such report debunks decades of feminist propaganda that vilifies fathers in functioning families.

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