Mental Health of Dads to be May Influence Toddler's Behavior
Plenty of research has linked a mother’s mental health during and after pregnancy with her child’s well-being. Now, a new study suggests that an expectant father’s psychological distress might influence his toddler’s emotional and behavioral development.
“The results of this study point to the fact that the father’s mental health represents a risk factor for child development, whereas the traditional view has been that this risk in large is represented by the mother,” said study lead author Anne Lise Kvalevaag. “The father’s mental health should therefore be addressed both in research and clinical practice.” Read Full Article.