Fathers Have an Impressive Effect on Children's Health
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published an updated clinical report detailing the role pediatricians can play in supporting fathers as they care for their children. The report was published online June 13 in Pediatrics. The report, which is an update of a previous report published in May 2004, reviews new studies on the epidemiology of father involvement and describes the growing importance of the relationship between pediatricians and fathers. The evidence suggests that the way fathers speak and interact with their children can result in improved health outcomes for the children. Yet, despite this evidence, many fathers face old stereotypes that prevent them from playing this important role in the lives of their children.
@chapal Fathers today are more involved with their children than ever before, and they want to know from the pediatrician how their child is developing. Fathers want to be included and made welcome in the doctor's office. Especially with more women entering the workforce, more fathers are stepping in to provide care and they want to know from the doctor what is best for their children