- Better outcomes, especially if living with disadvantage.
- Healthier friendships.
- Less behavioural problems.
- Less involvement in criminality and substance abuse.
- Greater educational achievement and social mobility as an adult.
- Increased capacity for empath.
- Greater self-esteem and life satisfaction.
- Higher language development at age five.
- Better outcomes in primary school.
- Lower risky behaviour in relation to drug or alcohol use, early pregnancy or anti social behaviour as a teenager.
Fathering can also be a protective factor for young children when managing the experience of supporting a partner who is going through post natal depression.
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