Dads have babies, too!

When fathers are actively involved in their children’s lives, the benefits are tremendous. Research shows that infants learn better how to deal with a variety of people and personalities when they experience the different touch, vocal and play patterns of both father and mother.

Boys are especially likely to be readers if their fathers read to them.

Children with highly involved fathers are more confident and less anxious in unfamiliar settings. For example, infants cope better with strangers when their fathers have been one of their primary caregivers. They’re also better able to deal with frustration and to adapt to changes in their routine.

Here’s a parenting tip: arrange for your baby’s father to have time alone with his newborn and encourage his active involvement.

More resources on fathers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s