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Paul G. Ramchandani and Alan Stein discover that father-child interactions in early infancy positively influence children's cognitive development.

The research was carried out while Paul G Ramchandani was based at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, as a Wellcome Clinical Research Fellow.

The study, 'Father-child interactions at 3 months and 24 months: contributions to children's cognitive development at 24 months, was published in the Infant Mental Health Journal.'

Extract from BBC: 

'Babies learn faster if their fathers engage with them in the first few months of life, a study suggests.

'An active male role in the early stages of babies' development produced better performance in cognitive tests by the age of two, researchers found.'

Read more details in BBC online: 'Babies with involved fathers learn, faster, study finds'.