When a father supports a toddler’s autonomy, the child is likely to show better executive function at the age of five and so be readier for school.
“Study shows a correlation between screen time at age of 3 and missed early childhood development milestones at 5.”
For every level of trauma children of divorce report, how they cope in the rest of their lives is likely to be less if they have low self-esteem.
New data on test scores of five-year olds suggest supporting parents to balance work and care, and providing subsidised preschool daycare, could help to limit the consequences of income inequality for children.
Controlling parenting is counterproductive, undermining children’s self-regulation and their capacities for responsibility.
“Parents boost language development in early childhood by naming what children see, touch, smell, taste and do as they play.”
Research into the neuroscience and biology of fatherhood has concluded that the idea that women are “primary caregivers”, solely responsible for nurture and care, limits our understanding of human caregiving and child development.
Engaged fathering usually means other family relationships are going well. That’s why it predicts successful development in children.
Dads can provide secure attachment, sensitive play and opportunities in the world that support children’s social and emotional learning.
The children’s reaction to the toys for boys / toys for girls branding was not as expected. Girls actually learned more about engineering from the toy for boys, and boys learned more about engineering from the toy for girls.
Research into moral development in children finds that children who react more strongly against stories of moral violations show less aggressive behavior.
How are policies not necessarily aligned with the best interested of having more engaged dads?
How can parental co-support assist in good outcomes for kids?
How are dads crucial for early life socioemotional development of children?
How can a lack of fun time produce more fragile kids?
Why can those who speak more than one language able to show a slower cognitive decline on average?