Psychology: Relationships: The Secret of Being A Good Father – BBC News

Past child development research often ignored fathers. But new studies are finding that non-maternal caregivers play a crucial role in children’s behaviour, happiness, even cognitive skills.

The Aka tribesmen in the Central African Republic often look after their young children while the mothers are out hunting. They soothe, clean and play with their babies, and spend more time holding them than fathers in any other society. Their devotion has earned them the title of “the world’s best dads” from online commentators – which is somewhat ironic given that the Aka are strictly egalitarian and shun rankings.       

READ MORE: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190606-how-to-be-a-good-father-to-a-newborn-son-or-daughter

 

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