Dads Deliver

Facts of Life

Researchers from the University of Regensburg in Munich, Germany, have found that the quality of a child's bond with his or her father at age 5 has an even bigger effect in some realms of development than the mother bond. Children who were less attached to their fathers at age 5 were more anxious, more withdrawn and less self-confident at age 9. An insecure attachment to the mother, on the other hand, predicted a lower sense of self-worth and less ability to form close, one-on-one relationships.

Source: Dallas-Fort Worth

Star-Telegram, Aug. 12

Illustration by Tim Rauch.