Father’s Interest in Child’s School Life Can Override Negative Influences

February 12th, 2013 posted by University of Illinois Extension

A father’s interest and involvement in his child’s life at school, when added to that of the mother, packs a powerful one-two punch in that child’s favor, concludes a new study by Brent McBride, a University of Illinois professor of human development and family studies.

The study also found that father involvement lessens the impact of growing up in a low-income home or poor neighborhood or attending a school that has few resources. “When fathers are involved in their child’s education, it mediates some of the negative effects these environmental stressors have on the child,” McBride said.

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