Parenting Tips: Fathers Who Spend More Time With Their Kids Prevent Alcohol and Substance Abuse When They Become Teens

By Abbie Kraft, Parent Herald August 24, 01:14 pm
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It's been a known fact that hands-on parents can potentially raise successful adults. Recent studies reveal that fathers who spend more time with their children can have positive benefits in the long run.

Recent studies reveal that fathers who are hands on when it comes to raising their kids raise successful and responsible adults. It was revealed that it is important for fathers to spend time with their children as much as possible.

The Daily Telegraph highlighted a study wherein experts noted that fathers who spend less time with these children are likely to have teenagers that are suffering from drug and substance abuse. The University of Sydney's Child Behavior Research Clinic came up with a study wherein boys are "twice as likely as girls" to be tagged as the ones who are potentially subjected to behavioral issues.

The research released a statistic wherein it was mentioned that only one out of six fathers attend parenting seminars. Mark Dadds, a professor from the university mentioned that both parents should work together in raising the child as they can be seen as role models.

Mark Dadds then added that their studies reveal the data stating that fathers who spend more time with their kids has a more positive outcome when their children reached adulthood. Professor Dadds then added that despite the fact that some fathers would want to spent time with their children, they are limited to do so due to work commitments.

Professor Dadds then noted that it is important for both parents to correct their child's behaviour as early as possible. Parents should be keen on spending quality time with their children as it molds then to become better adults.

"Early behaviour shows if the child is at increased risk for social and anti-social problems, substance abuse problems, anxiety and depression, interpersonal problems of domestic violence as well as health issues to do with heart disease and smoking," Professor Dadds stated.

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