Fathers have a direct impact on the welfare of their children. The father’s presence in a child’s life affects his psychological and emotional development. Children who have actively involved fathers during their development show better performance in education. Children whose fathers are involved and caring have a higher IQ and better cognitive abilities. These children will grow up to be emotionally secure, have the confidence to explore their surroundings and will have better social relationships with their peers. These children are less likely to be in trouble at home, at school or in the street. Children who receive father’s love tend to have reliable relationships and can examine the environment when their parent is nearby. Numerous studies have shown that these children are more social and popular compared to other children. Fathers encourage children’s independence and orientation to the outside world. As a result, these children are more likely to have better self-control and better social behavior. In school age, children, whose fathers are involved in their life, are less likely to lie, have less violent behavior, have better development when it comes to social behavior and have fewer problems at school.
Children who live with their fathers are more likely to have better physical and emotional health and higher academic achievement. Also, they will not be prone to violence and delinquent behavior.
From all the above, we can made a conclusion that the role of the father is invaluable to the emotional, social, physical and cognitive development of the child. Father’s involvement in his child’s life, and the consequences of all this, is what will follow the child throughout his life.