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As we celebrate Fathers Day today, we ought to bear in mind that Fathers aren’t just back-ups for mums, but their presence in their children’s lives is beneficial in and of itself. For instance, a 2012 study in the journal Development and Psychopathology looked at pairs of sisters who had differing levels of father involvement, and found that the chances of teenage pregnancy and other early sexual experiences were lower for daughters who spent more quality time with their dads.
The idea is supported by Denis Mugambagye, a counselor at Lugazi youth centre in Mbarara, and a worker with Reproductive health Uganda Mbarara branch, who says children whose parents don’t find time with them, tend to become wild, and fail to develop reasoning.
A review of multiple studies indicate that children who grow up spending time with their fathers will less likely have behavioral and psychological problems, and are more likely independent, intelligent and have improved social awareness.