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Fathers Have A Positive Impact On Educational Outcomes

Fathers have a positive impact on a child's education. Studies have demonstrated that children with involved, caring fathers have better educational outcomes. Fathers who are involved, supportive, and engaging with their children can have positive long-term benefits. Studies from reliable resources such as the Federal Health and Human Services have indicated that children with actively engaged fathers have higher IQs, as well as improved language and cognitive capacities. More importantly, toddlers with involved fathers go on to start school with higher levels of academic readiness. Children are more tolerant and can handle the stress of schooling better than children with less involved fathers.

Numerous studies find that an active and nurturing style of fathering is associated with better verbal skills, intellectual functioning, and academic achievement throughout a lifetime of education. Simply stated, fatherhood involvement provides for a lifetime of success. Research has consistently supported this assertion. For instance, a 2001 study by the Federal Government clearly states the benefits of fatherhood involvement will impact children long after adolescence. The U.S. Department of Education study found that highly involved biological fathers had children who were 43 percent more likely than other children to earn mostly A's and 33 percent less likely than other children to repeat a grade.

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