A father’s involvement in parenting can positively impact his children for their entire lives, but knowing how to be involved–especially in the early years–can be hard.
Nonetheless, fathers are important. In fact, The Fatherhood Project cites that children who have a bond with their dads are:
- Twice as likely to enroll in college or find a stable job after high school
- 75 percent less likely to parent children in their teens
- 80 percent less likely to spend time in jail
- Half as likely to experience symptoms of depression
LinnieLou spoke with both a child development expert as well as an experienced dad to get their takes on the importance of fatherhood and how to stay involved.
Keep reading to learn more.