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Human connection is critical to bonding and attachment across the human lifespan. The opposite of connection is a terrified child growing up in chaos and confusion. The connection provides safety and security.
Promoting opportunities for fathers to bond with their infants impacts society. Supporting parental leave with infants addresses so many societal problems and resolves many financial impacts on society. Child outcomes increase when children have a deep connection with their parents sustained over time.
Fathers and mothers parent differently and these complimentary styles create a Wholeness experience for children. Fathers generally challenge the child’s comfort zone and support achievement and competitiveness. Mothers generally nurture and protect the child. Both roles are necessary to support the complete human development of the child.
As a society, we have the perfect opportunity to watch the impact of both parents’ roles on child outcomes over time. Gathering new Family data on child outcomes and comparing it to the last century when men were deprived of social conditioning in childhood to practice becoming a parent would contextually illuminate the impact on children’s lives. May we be smart enough to be the change!
A quick review of why it is critical to support bonding between fathers and their infants during the first year and how the long-term benefits can support our societies.
|Everything we experience in our society began in someone’s childhood!|
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