Fathers play an extremely important role in the development of their children. It is therefore important that fathers fill that role early in the lives of their children, and continuing to play this role.
What is the role of the father in child development
Fathers play an extremely important role in the development of their children. It is therefore important that fathers fill that role early in the lives of their children, and continuing to play this role. There has been much research into the role of the father in the social and emotional development of the child. The focus was on the role of the father as sex role model. The conclusion of these studies were that there is no direct correlation to indicate between the masculinity of father and son. Then the quality of the relationship between father and child increasingly important in research into the role of the father in the development of the child. This showed that paternal bonding and heat is important in the development of the child, not his manhood.
Differences between fathers and mothers
The father’s role is a parental role, like that of the mother, and is increasingly seen as important and experienced. Yet there are still differences between the characteristics of fatherhood and motherhood. The main differences in dealing with the child, the time that mothers and fathers spend with their children and the way we communicate.
The interaction that a mother and father with their child is often especially during the first years of a child in common. They both show the same attention to the child, they watch the child when it’s a baby and trying to get his attention. They also both expect a response from the child.
Fathers in their communication with their children more directly, asking more “W” questions (who, where, what, when and why), they refer more to things that happened earlier and ask for more explanations. For example, when the daughter of the house late at night and with a red head gets home it will be the mother who said early on that dear daughter is in love. The father on the other hand will question soon in the trend of the young man who then is ?, where he comes from? When the infatuation or has begun? What does the young man in question of work or study, etc …
Fatherhood and family environment
Fathers influence their children directly and indirectly. With indirectly meant how the father, for example dealing with the mother, which position he held up the social ladder and whether he is satisfied with his work. With immediate effect, his behavior and attitude to the child meant, and what messages are hidden there in the behavior and attitude. The father of the characteristics that have a major impact on the way he educates his child’s self-esteem, skills, knowledge and attitude.
A father to children is very important. He influences their development through his character and attitudes, the quality of his relationship with the partner and the extent to which the child is attached to his or her father. This makes it important that a father is seen only as an educator of his child.