‘Do Fathers Matter?’ Shows Why They Do

Now that I have read Paul Raeburn’s “Do Fathers Matter?,” I know that my comfort with more dangerous play — my willingness to let my daughters stand on top of a minivan — is a typically paternal trait. Dads roughhouse with children more, too. They also gain weight when their wives are pregnant and have an outsize effect on their children’s vocabulary. The presence of dads can delay daughters’ puberty. But older dads have more children withdwarfism and with Marfan syndrome. More.

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About The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson

Ordained to the priesthood in December, 2010.
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