Magazine article Work & Family Life

The Key Role of Fathering in a Child's Development

Magazine article Work & Family Life

The Key Role of Fathering in a Child's Development

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The key role of fathering in a child's development

Kyle Pruett's book on fatherimjng is for everyone in the family. If you're a new dad sharing the care of an infant, you'll learn what children need from their fathers and why a dad has such a powerful influence on the kind of person a child becomes.

If you're an already involved father, you'll be interested in the research on what fathering actually does for kids (and men too) and how it works on a day-to day basis to promote a child's emotional, physical and intellectual development. Both new and experienced dads can learn how fathering changes as a child moves from infancy through adolescence (see Front Page feature).

If you are among the growing number of at-home dads, you'll find Dr. Pruett s research fascinating and instructive. He also advises fathers on ways to stay involved with their children in the event of a divorce and how to stay involved with teens as they become more independent.

If you are a grandfather, stepdad, father of an adopted or special-needs child or someone whose cultural roots are in another country, Dr. …

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