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Happy Father’s Day to all the great dads. In child support, dads can get a bad name. We are seeing more dads raising the children now and dads wanting to be involved. CSS always tries to explain to a mom how important a father is for a child.  Below is just some ways fathers impact child development.

  1. INCREASE INTELLECT – Studies show that children with fathers who were actively involved throughout the first year of their child’s life perform better on cognitive development assessments. Children raised with active dads tend to score higher on verbal and math tests and are less likely to drop out of school.
  2. BOOST CONFIDENCE  – Children are more able to resist peer pressure.
  3. SOMEONE TO LOOK UP TO – Children tend to be more compassionate and generous.
  4. PROVIDE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE – Kids are full of questions. Fathers tend to approach those questions in different ways. This may be more valuable for the child.

Unfortunately, not all dads want to be involved or they are not a safe option for the child  This leaves it all up to the mom to teach life lessons.  If you have a father that wants to be involved then please try to encourage this. This is best for the children in most cases. Thank you to all the great dads. You are important!