Happy Father’s Day! The science behind the father-daughter relationship

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Father’s Day is June 20, a time to reflect on the great dads we know. While both parents play a vital role in raising girls, recent research has shown that fathers can have a particularly significant effect.

There are many factors that influence a young girl’s future, and what a father does matters!

Research shows that a strong father-daughter bond can play a big role in the type of person that little girl becomes.

Girls who have active fathers in their early stages of development are more likely to be in better physical health. Teenage girls who have a strong relationship with their father are less likely to get pregnant.

During college years, these girls are less likely to be convinced to have sex. Healthy father-daughter relationships lead to better grades in school, better self-esteem, and lower rates of anxiety, eating disorders, and depression.

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In the United States, more than one in four children live in a household without a father. The good news? The fathers around seem more involved than ever. A recent study found that fathers now spend three times more time with their children than they did two generations ago.

Fathers also seem to have a greater influence on their daughters’ educational and professional choices than fathers of previous generations.

Women born in the 1970s are three times more likely than those born in the early 20th century to work in the same field as their father. The researchers attributed this finding not only to changing gender roles in society, but also to the fact that girls are receiving more mentorship from their fathers.

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