The importance of being an involved dad

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The importance of being an involved dad

It is very important for fathers to be involved in their kids lives for three main reasons. It is very helpful to the children. Children of involved fathers tend to be more confident, to have better GPAs, to become a passionate adult, and also to express and experience their feelings. It is also important for the fathers themselves. Fathers who are involved tend to re-prioritize their lives and more health oriented. Many fathers stop taking risks, such as smoking, start exercising more and have more meaning in life. It also increases marital satisfaction. Fathers who are involved also are more friendly and create more social support for themselves. Finally, being an involved father is also good for the partner. The partner feels more supported, feels that they can balance their lives together, and the children feel like they can get the best of both worlds from the father and the mother.
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Chen Oren, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Chen Z. Oren, PhD, is a psychologist with a private practice in Westlake Village, CA. He is also a researcher, author, and speaker. Dr. Oren specializes in the psychology of men, fathers, and athletes.  He counsels men, women, couples, and athletes and co-leads a weekly men's group.   Dr. Oren’s work with men and fathers is focused on understanding their own experiences, challenges, and strengths to help them become fathers.  He serves on the board of the American Psychological Association, Division 51, the Study of the Psychology or Men and Masculinity.  He speaks locally and nationally on issues related to men and fathering issues, diversity, and effective counseling.  His book, Counseling Fathers (Routledge), is designed to bridge the gap between fathers and professional helpers. He has ongoing research on fathers and therapy that looks closely at the experiences of fathers to better understand their strengths and their struggles. Dr. Oren received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from USC.

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