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  • Writer's pictureKirk Chugg

A Fathers Influence in the Home-It's More than Just a Nice Idea



Fathers play a critical role in the lives of their children. An involved father can have a positive impact on his children that lasts a lifetime. Here are just a few of the ways that having an involved father in the home can benefit children:


Improved academic performance: Children with involved fathers tend to perform better academically. According to a study by the U.S. Department of Education, children with involved fathers are more likely to earn higher grades, score higher on standardized tests, and have better attendance at school.


Increased self-esteem: Children with involved fathers are more likely to have higher self-esteem and better mental health outcomes. A study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that children with involved fathers had higher levels of self-esteem and fewer behavioral problems than children with distant fathers.


Reduced risk of substance abuse: Involved fathers can also help reduce the risk of substance abuse in their children. A study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that children with involved fathers were less likely to use drugs and alcohol and less likely to engage in risky behaviors.


Improved physical health: Children with involved fathers are also more likely to be physically active and have better physical health outcomes. A study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family found that children with involved fathers were more likely to participate in sports and other physical activities and had lower rates of obesity.


Stronger relationships: Having an involved father can also lead to stronger relationships between fathers and their children. Children with involved fathers are more likely to have positive relationships with their fathers and to seek their guidance and support as they grow older.


Overall, the positive benefits of having an involved father in the home are clear. From improved academic performance and increased self-esteem to reduced risk of substance abuse and improved physical health, fathers play a critical role in the lives of their children. If you are a father looking to be more involved in your children's lives, there are many resources available to help you get started. Whether it's joining a fathers' group, volunteering at your child's school, or simply spending more quality time with your children, there are many ways to make a positive impact on their lives.


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