NeuroPsych Newsflash

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Dad is important too!

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A father's stress level can negatively influence their young child's cognitive and language development according to recent research in Infant and Child Development . The study found that children whose fathers had high levels of parenting stress scored lower on cognitive tests, and among boys, on tests of language development as well. This research suggests that a father's involvement in parenting interventions is critical!

Karen L. Schiltz, Ph.D.

April 21, 2017