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Quality Time with Dad may Improve Teen Self-esteem

We all know (or remember) that as we entered our teen years, we wanted to spend less and less time with our parents. While this is all part of a natural human factor in the identity process of maturing, a new study by the University of Pennsylvania is showing some interesting results.

Quality Time with Dad

The research is showing that the more quality time teenagers spent with their Dads, the higher their level of self-esteem. When you combine spending time with Dad in a group environment, teens showed and demonstrated better social skills.
The study was done in families that were almost exclusively European American, middle income and working class environments. There is caution that the results are not representative of all families, but did prove interesting for this case study.


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