According to Live Science, hormonal studies reveal that fathers show increased levels of oxytocin during the early stages of their child’s lives. Often referred to as the love hormone, oxytocin increases feelings of bonding. This hormone is known for strengthening the connection between mothers and their babies during birth and breastfeeding, but fathers also show levels that match the mothers.
Fathers are extremely important for the development of children. Behavior problems, delinquency, depression, substance abuse, and overall psychological adjustment are closely linked to dad’s rejection than mom’s.
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Pappas, S. (2012, June 15). The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter. Retrieved January 20, 2020, from https://www.livescience.com/20997-science-fatherhood-fathers-day.html