The Father Factor

As we celebrate Father’s Day (June 16th ), we look at how an ‘involved father’ can make a great difference to a child’s life. Learn from real experiences and research in our cover story this month.

By Sindhu Sivalingam

In today’s world, ‘version upgrades’ are not limited to software alone, but also to the role played by fathers. It may sound weird at first thought to compare software to fathers, but we are talking about the rapid pace at which changes are happening. From the grand old days of ‘lone breadwinners’ to becoming ‘also a breadwinner’, a father today is more involved in parenting than ever before. The good news here is that research has proven that a child with an involved father enjoys an edge. Studies indicate that when fathers play a positive role, the child does better, socially, emotionally and academically.

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