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The role of today's father

June 11, 2008

This Sunday is Americas 100th year of celebrating Fathers Day, and University of Minnesota family experts are available to discuss the changing role of fatherhood:
William Doherty, University of Minnesota family social science professor
Doherty says, Todays new generation of fathers are the most involved, hands-on group in the history of the world -- but this typically only occurs if they are married and in a good relationship with the mother.
Kathleen Olson, University of Minnesota Extension family relations specialist and professor

Since fathers have a significant role with their children, says Olson, it is important for dads to combine nurturance, love and attention along with setting limits and providing positive discipline, guidance and structure. 

To interview one of these experts, contact the University News Service, (612) 624-5551.

Tags: College of Education and Human Development, Extension

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