How often do you hear the stereotype that childcare is a woman’s mission?
That she is inspired by nurturing and caring twenty-four hours and seven days a week?
That man won’t get this — his job is to drag the prey home?
Mother’s love is special, but the father is just as important to the child.
He CAN recognize and respond to the baby’s emotions, its needs, make it feel safe and encourage to explore the world.
When fathers are active carers, their children acquire
- better cognitive, linguistic and emotional skills,
- higher self-esteem,
- fewer behavioral problems,
- are happier, more curious and sociable.
- they cope with stress better,
- have more empathy and a stronger sense of self.
AND ABOVE ALL, SUCH FATHERS MAKE CHILDREN FEEL LOVED!
The more time men spend with their children, the more confident they feel as fathers.
They deal with anxiety and difficulties more easily and feel greater satisfaction with parenting.
They become more active in their community and have more successful careers.
Active fathers are strong on the outside and gentle on the inside.
They form a close relationship with the child and this more than compensates for temporary financial constraints.
LET’S NOT DISCOURAGE MEN FROM BECOMING GOOD FATHERS!
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