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For All Fathers A tribute for you
Recent studies are now finding that fathers seriously contribute and matter. A lot of times, in the media, we don't get that. There is a weird dynamic. A new study that came out in "Science Daily," which basically claims that a father's love contributes as much, or more, to the child's development than a mother's love. It's not like we have to turn this into a competition, because in the end your going to like this story. One of the things that is happening is that father's have been diminished in the media a little bit. Diminished in how we see them as important or unimportant, relevant or irrelevant. This research shows that when either parent pulls away and detaches from the family, it impacts children universally.
Dr. Matt Townsend