It seems so simple, really. Just a name on a form. But babies whose fathers are identified on their birth certificate have a much better chance of surviving that first precious year of life than their peers, research reveals.
(To read more about a Children's Services Council analysis that highlights the impact a father's involvement makes in a child's birth outcome, click here.)
And that’s only the beginning. The statistical connection between father involvement and child development, while often underplayed in our society, is startling. A father’s impact touches every aspect of a child’s life: his health, his safety, his happiness, his success in school and in relationships. Consider the following:
For more on the importance of dads, and for tips on how you can become a more involved father, click here.
Source: The Father Factor, from the National Fatherhood Initiative