Many studies across the globe have researched how dads influence a child’s psychological and social development. It’s huge.
Studies are suggesting that by adopting certain qualities men influence the development of their kids at all stages of their life. In particular:
INFANTS – have higher IQ’s, better language and cognitive capacity.
TODDLERS – start school with higher levels of academic readiness.
ADOLESCENTS – have better verbal skills, intellectual functioning, and academic achievement.
The specific qualities, attitudes and behaviours to be more involved, active, nurturing and playful are described in 10 Qualities of a Good Dad which you can find here.