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Father hugging 3 children on a sofa

Fathers are increasingly involved in the care of their babies and young children.  In a study of over 6000 families NPEU researchers, Mary Kroll, Claire Carson, Maggie Redshaw and Maria Quigley investigated the relationship between fathers’ early involvement and later child behaviour.  Their results suggest that the quality of parenting, rather than the division of care between parents, is important for child behavioural outcomes.  Read the paper in PLOS ONE.