Involvement by fathers, the development of a positive relationship with their children, and the provision of child support have been shown to have a positive effect on children's social, cognitive, and academic achievement, and behavior. Children do better in school when fathers are involved, they get better grades, are less likely to repeat a grade, and are less likely to be expelled. Even for very young children, good fathering contributes to the development of emotional security, curiosity, and math and verbal skills. Fathers also play a unique role in shaping children's gender development: children develop a firmer gender identity by having a warm, nurturing, involved father. (Author abstract, modified)
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