July 31, 2014

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Planning Dad’s Day Out

Fathers play an important role in their children’s lives. The National Fatherhood Initiative reported that a study examining father involvement with children of adolescent mothers showed that children who had contact with their fathers had better socio-emotional and academic functioning. Children with more involved fathers also experienced fewer behavioral problems and scored higher on reading achievement. These results were consistent whether the involved father was residing with the child or not.