27 November 2013 | 1 comment
Dads matter hugely to their children. If you have a positive relationship with your dad, you’re likely to do better at school, be happier, have higher self-esteem, and even form better relationships when you’re an adult. But all too often fathers get forgotten or sidelined, and governments, public services and employers act as if mothers are the only ones who really matter. We need this to change. That's why we've made this video. Please watch and share it and help our campaign in whatever way you can! Read the full story »
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8 April 2014 | Leave a comment
This is a series of smart, punchy one-pagers, nicely designed, free, downloadable, evidence-based. They are intended for an international audience of health, education and social care professionals, policy makers, programme managers and designers, researchers and evaluators, mothers and fathers. 
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SOME ORGANISATIONS OFFERING RESEARCH, TRAINING AND RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS UK THE FATHERHOOD INSTITUTE Sign up to our free e-newsletter. 
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What do we mean by ‘paternity leave’? Paternity leave is a father-specific right to take time off work soon after the birth of a child. 
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Better educated fathers, like better educated mothers, have a more positive impact on their children’s early learning. Fathers can be motivated to engage in further learning when they understand the benefits to their children. 
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High quality (sensitive/supportive) and substantial father involvement from the month following birth is connected with a range of positive outcomes in babies and toddlers, including higher IQs at 12 months and 3 years. 
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Five-year-olds with two supportive parents score more highly on language development. Shared decision-making by mother and father is directly linked to very young children’s better academic and social skills   Research shows that babies as young as three months are fully equipped to pay attention to two people at the same time: • Babies can rapidly shift their gaze from one person to the other as the interaction develops, sharing attention and feelings with both adults. 
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Removing a abusive father from a family, while often a positive and even essential first step, provides only a partial solution. 
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Attachment security is associated with superior functioning in young children – and young children with secure attachments to both parents do better than children who are securely attached to only one parent.