Fathers, let's think of the kids at this difficult time

Researchers found that young Pacific children exhibit and develop more positive behaviours and attitudes when they have involved fathers.

This research is the topic of the Kiribati Language Week instalments of AUT’s Pacific language video series for 2020.

At 6-years-old, behavioural differences were examined amongst children in the PIF study.

Researchers observed most fathers in the study were actively involved in their kids’ lives, and these children were found less likely to have emotional difficulty and to exhibit aggression.