Father’sInvolvement in Child Development
Thesocial development of a child requires the contribution of theparents in cases where both are present. The mothers have a closerelationship with their children that develop from birth. Most of thefathers do not have information on the role they should play to helptheir children have a comprehensive development and create a strongrelationship with them. This article lays insight on the role of thefather in the development of a child by reviewing different articles.
Thefirst article dubbed, “A Handbook of Father’s involvement”authored by Cabrera (2013) will be imperative in the article.Reviewing it will lay insight in the biological processes ofevolution of paternal responsibilities and behavior. It will alsooutline the family structure and men’s motivation for parenthood.The article will borrow from the book to explain the father-childrelationship and their contribution to children’s socialdevelopment (Cabrera et al., 2013).
Thesecond article that will suffice this topic is “The Role of TheFather in Child Development” written by Lamb (2010). It will beimperative in looking at the theoretical explanation of the outcomesof father’s involvement in children’s development. The articlewill base its discussion of the various sources of variation infathers’ involvement from this article. These include differentfamily formations, beliefs and culture. The author’s informationabout the different barriers to fathers’ involvement includingdeteriorating economic standards and divorce will help in discussingthe specific factors that hinder paternal involvement (Lamb, 2010).
Scott& hunter (2012) authored an article by the name “Important Roleof Fathers in the Lives of Young Children.” The topic will base itsdiscussion on the specific developmental advantages that childrenderive from interacting with their fathers. Fathers are a source ofsocial-emotional development since the child feels secure confident.The child also develops intellectually since, according to theauthors fathers encourage children to solve problems autonomously.They also engage the children in vigorous activities, and thiscontributes to motor development in children (Scott & hunter,2012).
Inconclusion, these three articles will contribute to the topicsintegrative approach to the role of fathers in children development.It will look at the specific advantages of the involvement by drawingreferences from the authors.
Cabrera,N. J., & Tamis-LeMonda, C. S. (Eds.). (2013). Handbookof father involvement: Multidisciplinary perspectives.New York, NY.: Routledge.
Lamb,M. E. (Ed.). (2010). Therole of the father in child development.New York, NY.: John Wiley & Sons.
Scott,W. & Hunt, A. (2012). Important Role of Fathers in the Lives ofYoung Children. ParentsAs Teachers.Retrieved fromhttp://www.parentsasteachers.org/images/stories/documents/Fatherhood_Resources/ImportantRoleofFathers.pdf