Research substantiates that fathers’ interactions with their children can exert a positive influence on their children’s development. This report suggests ways pediatricians can enhance fathers’ caregiving involvement by offering specific, culturally sensitive advice and how pediatricians might change their office practices to support and increase fathers’ active involvement in their children’s care and development.
Fathers and Pediatricians: Enhancing Men’s Roles in the Care and Development of Their Children
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William L. Coleman, Craig Garfield, Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health; Fathers and Pediatricians: Enhancing Men’s Roles in the Care and Development of Their Children. Pediatrics May 2004; 113 (5): 1406–1411. 10.1542/peds.113.5.1406
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