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Illustration: Fathers – Importance of

According to Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, a father's involvement with a child increases the child's IQ, the child's motivation to learn and the child's self-confidence. In addition, children with involved dads are more likely to develop a sense of humor as well as an "inner excitement."  (Victor Parachin, "The Fine Art of Good Fathering," Herald of Holiness, February 1995)