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ESRI Finds Children With Good Paternal Relations Are Happier & Less Anxious.

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Over half of fathers reported sharing most care and play activities with their nine-month-old infant equally with their partners,

Children who have a good relationship with their father are happier, feel less anxious and are more engaged in physical activity.

New ESRI research finds most 9-year-olds report getting on very well with their father.

Professor Emer Smyth says most also say they would talk to their dad if they had a problem:

Over half of fathers reported sharing most care and play activities with their nine-month-old infant equally with their partners,

Professor Emer Smyth says children who had a better relationship with their Dads tended to have less problems with behaviour.

 

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