Being More Than a Present Dad

Yet another study shows that it isn’t enough for us Dads to be present in our kids lives, we must take an active part.

This recent study from the University of Texas focuses on the corelation between a girl’s first sexual encounter and her relationship with her Father. The study basically says that the more present a Father is in his daughters life, the longer she will wait to engage in sexual behaviors.

“This shows us that it is not enough for dads to be merely present,” says (Dr. Mark) Regnerus, an assistant professor of sociology at The University of Texas at Austin. “They need to be active in their daughters’ lives. There are hints here that girls who have poor relationships with their dads tend to seek attention from other males at earlier ages and often this will involve a sexual relationship.”

One response to “Being More Than a Present Dad

  1. I will never live my soon-to-be-born girl alone for a second if it means she will have sex later in life:-) There is lots of research that shows it’s essential and very beneficial to have both mother and father involved in childrens life. i think that’s obvious but it’s nice that research confirms it.

    Nice weekend

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