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20 June 2011

How to be a good dad

Dads who know the difference between authoritative parenting and simply being authoritarian enjoy a closer relationship with their children, even as these kids become adults, a new study reveals.

Dads who know the difference between authoritative parenting and simply being authoritarian enjoy a closer relationship with their children, even as these kids become adults, a new study reveals.

Using data from an extensive survey of college students around the country, Nelson analysed fathers and emerging adults. He found that dads who combine love, high expectations and respect for their children's independence were closer to their kids - even as they transitioned into young adults. In turn, the children of authoritative dads were also kinder and had more self-worth than children of more authoritarian fathers.

 
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