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Fathering Resources

Why are dads important?dad and daughter

More and more research shows that involved fathers provide something special in their children’s lives.  For example, recent studies have found:

Where can I find out more about how dads make a difference?

How can I be a great father?

Before the baby:

With your new baby:

With teens:

Ways to be a better dad—general advice:daughter kissing dad

Special situations (divorce, deployment, prison, distance):

What are some other sources of information and support for dads?


Compiled by Kyla Boyse, RN. Reviewed by Cindy Darling-Fisher, PhD, FNP-BC.

Updated March 2010

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