Research has shown that fathers play an important role in the cognitive, emotional, and physical development of their children. Over the last few years, several of our posts have focused specifically on fathers, so in honor of Father’s Day, we’d like to highlight these previous posts.
It Takes Two Baby: How Babies and Parents Learn about Each Other (December 2009) – This post focuses on how various caregivers can build relationships with newborn babies. It explains that fathers are often an important source of stimulation and fun, provide variety and security, and can be the first caregiver to learn to read the infant’s cues. It also highlights how important fathers can be in ensuring that the new baby doesn't get overstimulated by their new and exciting surroundings.