Father Involvement

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The Benefits of a Father Involvement in a Family

INTRODUCTION
The main purpose of this paper is to develop and understand the benefits of having a father present and involved in the home care for the children as well as for the wife and total overall caretaking of the home as a unit. It is one thing to have a father present for the wellbeing of the children and to give them different guidelines than with their mother however; it’s a different story when dealing with a father who is committed to providing and keeping the family unit together and moving forward. Many studies have been done and more are in the process and they show that there are multiple positive benefits from having a duel parent
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It makes sense that this sort of interaction would promote and encourage positive peer relations and end up popular and well liked. Their peer relations are typified by less negativity, less aggression, less conflict, more reciprocity, more generosity, and more positive friendship qualities (Allen, S.). Children who have involved fathers are more likely to grow up to be tolerant and understanding, be well socialized and successful adults, have supportive social networks consisting of long-term close friendships, and adjust well to college both personally and socially (Allen, S.). In addition, children who felt close to their involved fathers are also more likely to have long term, successful marriages, be satisfied with their romantic partners in midlife, have more successful intimate relationships, and be less likely to divorce. Likewise, young adults whose fathers were more sensitive in their early play interactions had more secure, healthy partnership representations of their current romantic relationship. The strongest predictor of empathic concern in children and adults is high levels of paternal involvement while a child (Allen, S.).
FAMILY UNIT
The term “Family Unit” is a fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one
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