Friday, June 15, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Joe Carter has assembled this great list... I have stolen the whole thing and posted it here*:

Family Facts:
Father's Day Edition

1. Fathers’ religiosity is linked to higher quality of parent-child relationships. (Source)

2. Fathers who regularly attend religious services are more likely to be engaged in one-on-one activities with their children. (Source)

3. Civically active fathers are more likely to participate in youth-related activities. (Source)

4. Fathers’ engagement in their children’s activities was linked to higher academic performance. (Source)

5. Among adolescent boys, those who receive more parenting from their fathers are less likely to exhibit anti-social and delinquent behaviors. (Source)

6. Among adolescent girls, those who have a strong relationship with their fathers are less likely to report experiencing depression. (Source)

7. Close father-adolescent bonds protect against the negative influence of peer drug use. (Source)

8. Adolescent girls who have a close relationship with their fathers are more likely to delay sexual activity. (Source)

9. Adolescent girls whose fathers were present during their childhood are less likely to become pregnant. (Source)

10. Adolescent males who report a close relationship with their fathers are more likely to anticipate having a stable marriage in the future. (Source)

*links seemed to be broken

1 comment:

  1. Lets put our armour on, go to a community meeting and when the topic turns to violence, drop out rates and teen pregnancy rates, we can mention these stats. Actually, I think I should do this with someone who can run slower than me so that they will catch and kill him while I make my escape.