In an analysis of nearly 100 studies on parent-child relationships, father love (measured by children’s perceptions of paternal acceptance/rejection, affection/indifference) was as important as mother love in predicting the social, emotional, and cognitive development and functioning of children and young adults.
National Fatherhood Initiative1
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- Rohner, Ronald P., and Robert A. Veneziano. The Importance of Father Love: History and Contemporary Evidence. Review of General Psychology 5.4 (December 2001): 382-405.