Making the most out of being a father

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Father’s Day is this Sunday, a day when we are all meant to say thank you to the fathers in our lives. Fathers have a powerful role to play in their children’s lives as they often provide very different input than mothers.  Studies have shown that involved fathers have a positive effect on almost all areas of child development, including intellectual ability, educational achievement, psychological well-being, and social behaviour.

Our resident experienced clinical psychologists, Dr. Natalie Cheatle and Dr. Annika Clark from The Parent Space (www.theparentspace.co.uk) have kindly provided us with some practical and effective tips on how fathers can make the most out of their relationship with their children. While the degree that a father can be involved on a day to day basis varies greatly depending on the particular family set-up, fathers can make the most of whatever time they do have with their children and maximise their impact, by considering…

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