New York Times Dips A Toe Into Pro-Family Waters!

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Nov 06, 2009 2:41 PM
How bold as to suggest maybe mothers and fathers (!!) raising kids together (!!) are good for the health / upbringing of a child. I wonder what NYT readers are liable to do with themselves after reading that!
In recent years, several fathers’ rights organizations have offered father-only parenting programs and groups, and studies have shown that these help men become more responsive and engaged with their children. But a new randomized, controlled study conducted by the Pruetts and the Cowans found that the families did even better if mothers were brought into the picture.

...notably, the families in the couples group did best. They had less parental stress and more marital happiness than the other parents studied, suggesting that the critical difference was not greater involvement by the fathers in child-rearing but greater emotional support between couples.