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What Difference a Father Makes: Importance of Equal Parenting

What Difference a Father Makes: Importance of Equal Parenting

Get to know the influence of fathers through equal parenting on kid's growth and well-being. Discover the vital role of fathers in shaping, encouraging, and guiding future generations for a dazzling tomorrow.

What is Equal Parenting?

The gender role division is quite honestly very outdated. After all, there's no limit that only men should be the ones changing diapers. Equal parenting today is a lot about breaking barriers and sharing the load. 

Equal parenting refers to the practice of both parents taking in equal charge to raise a child. This is a more responsive, beneficial, and progressive approach towards parenting. Equal parenting is focused on promoting gender equality and building healthier relationships between the child and father. 

Some studies claim that kids who are closer to their fathers have better academic performance and social skills. Moreover, kids who grow up with the support of both parents tend to perform equally. It's time that the parents take charge and work upon helping to build a positive life for their children. 

When is the Correct Time for Equal Parenting?

Equal parenting is a responsibility that begins right from day 1 of parenthood. A mother already goes through a lot of struggles after giving birth. So, when fathers take charge, it plays a crucial role in easing the whole process of parenting. 

Role of Fathers in Kids’ Development
Acts as a Formidable Role Model

Fathers are often considered to be the main role model for kids who teach them the value of hard work and discipline. As a father, when you engage with your kids, you're dedicating your time and commitment and setting healthy boundaries. You get the opportunity to teach them about setting priorities.

When you're indulged in equal parenting, you get to be involved in the daily activities of your child. Furthermore, fathers also get to teach the kids about discipline and being affectionate. A father also is someone who teaches the kids to take accountability for their actions. 

Act as Educator and Guru

Your child often looks up to you as a guru. Thus, you have an important role to play in their day-to-day activities especially to help them grow. When you start spending quality time with your children, you'll realize how important you are to them. You will get connected to them. 

Always educate your children to be brutally honest if they ever do something wrong in the future. Furthermore, you also need to teach them to focus their energy to better channelize their emotions. At the same time, it is important to teach the kids about the importance of living a healthy and positive life. As an educator, you also get to teach the kids about establishing a successful academic career. 

Emotional Support Provider

Your child will always look up to you for emotional bond and support. They will consider you to be the first go-to person whenever they find themselves in any challenge. Your kid is going to learn a lot from you, especially in terms of building relationships. Your emotional intelligence is likely to leave a lasting impression on your kids. Your child is going to learn from you, so it is important that you keep up with it. 

Spending quality time with your kids can be one of the most engaging activities to indulge in. You should interact and connect with them on a larger scale and for various activities. Interacting and connecting with them for various activities helps in establishing emotional balance. Your emotional intelligence and support will have a huge role to play in establishing a stable future for them. 

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Your child has so many things to learn from you. Now that fathers are taking charge too, what is stopping you from doing it? Your actions would make a huge difference especially for the development of your child. Your child always looks up to you, right from a young age, so make sure that you take accountability for it. 

FAQs

1. Equal parenting is vital for a kid's development. Why?

Equal parenting offers varied perspectives, role models, and support systems to kids. The role of fathers is crucial in encouraging emotional intelligence, independence, and healthy relationships in their kids’ lives. When both parents actively participate in a child’s upbringing, kids have a more balanced upbringing, which leads to better cognitive, social, and emotional development.

2. How does a father's involvement affect a kid's life?

A father's participation greatly impacts a child's academic performance, self-esteem, and complete well-being. According to research, kids with fathers' active participation, exhibit boosted confidence with fewer behavioral issues, and achieve better success in academic and professional life thereafter. Fathers also help in shaping their kids' aspirations, values, and beliefs.

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Anchal Sinha

Anchal Sinha is a highly motivated lady with an MBA in Finance and Marketing and has worked for three years in this field. After becoming a mother and carrying out the responsibilities of motherhood, she left her career. Thereafter, she planned to be a gratified writer and acquired three years of content writing experience till now. She also worked as a teacher in a school and a retail trainer at ICA Edu Skills Pvt Ltd. Taking forward this experience, she started working as a phonics educator at Bambinos Live. She put in all the efforts to engage kids in her classes. Seeing kids enjoying her class and participating in activities motivates her to work with full vigour. This made her competent to work in altering environments. She puts her 100% into whatever she makes up her mind to pursue. With these potentials, she desires to flourish in anything and everything.

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