When dads are engaged and take an active interest in parenting from early on – everyone benefits. Both boys and girls benefit from good relationships with their fathers, and mothers experience a more secure family life.
Over the years, the role of the father has significantly changed from the provider and protector, to one where they also address the other needs of their children.
Today, the role of the father can be expressed in six different categories:
Source: All Babies Count: The Dad Project (an NSPCC project in Britain).