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Fathers boost daughters’ maths & sons’ language skills

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New Delhi: A father’s love can have a special influence on young adults, while it can boost the maths grades of the teenage daughter, it may improve the language skills in the son, researchers said.

The study found that fathers from low-income families support their teenagers in ways that result in greater optimism, self-efficacy, and, ultimately, higher achievement at school, reports IANS. These positive effects extend to both sons and daughters, albeit in different ways, the study said. Experiencing their father’s warmth first influences daughters’ sense of optimism and then spills over into their feeling more determined and certain about their academic abilities. This in turn leads to better math grades.

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There is a more direct link between the father’s involvement and teenage boy’s belief in their ability to succeed on the academic front. Fathers’ involvement with teenage boys’ belief in their ability to succeed on the academic front, results in heightened self-confidence and their success in English language, arts classes, and the researchers explained.