Resident Fathers and Child Development: Early Childhood (2-6).

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National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
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NRFC Quick Statistics and Research Reviews
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This fact sheet includes information and research findings on the child development of young children who are ages 2 through 6 years and reside with their fathers. Research results are shared on father warmth, sensitivity, and closeness; father supportiveness; father cognitive stimulation; father engagement; father restrictiveness, harshness, and controlling behaviors; financial support; and other forms of involvement and their impact on cognitive development, social and emotional development, externalizing behaviors, and health and physical development of the children. References are provided for the statistics cited.

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