The positive power of dads

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– With Fathers’ Day approaching Sunday, it is a good time to be reminded of the growing body of research that demonstrates the positive impact involved dads have on children.

As child psychiatrist Kyle Pruett writes, a father brings unique contributions to the job of parenting a child that no one else can replicate. And a University of Pennsylvania study indicates that children who feel a closeness and warmth with their father are twice as likely to enter college, 75 percent less likely to have a child in their teen years, 80 percent less likely to be incarcerated and half as likely to show various signs of depression. Thank you to all of the men who are making a difference in the lives of young people. Whether fathering your own children or going the extra mile in mentoring those without a father, your commitment to be involved will have a lasting impact on each child’s future.

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