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Importance of Fathers
It’s pretty obvious that every child needs a father. Participatory fatherhood is good for kids, families, and fathers themselves. Men today ARE spending more time with their children and more time helping around the house.
And even more significant than the time spent with the children is the concern that men today have for their children and their desire to be active parents.
Some fathers suffer from what I call "baby illiteracy," but this is easily remedied when fathers read about babies, participate in childbirth classes, attend the birth, share in the care of the baby from the very beginning, and serve as an active member of the parenting team.
What Fathers Provide
Article courtesy of Marilyn Heins, M.D., pediatrician, author, newspaper columnist, lecturer, wife, mother, stepmother, and grandmother. For more information or additional parenting articles, see www.parentkidsright.com.