Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Just in Time for Father's Day

Someone call Hallmark; we've got great Father's Day card material here. I'm glad to see that my $17,000 a year in out-of-state tuition is going to groundbreaking research such as this:
Fathers are increasingly being put under the microscope to see just what they're made of. University of Maryland researchers have been looking at dads for a long time, and have some pretty good ideas about what makes a father tick.

"Fathers matter," says Assistant Professor of Education Natasha Cabrera, who heads up Maryland's Center for Family Involvement (Dept. of Human Development). "Fathers are recognized as important contributors, beyond economic providers, to their children's development. They're not just a 'second pair of hands' in a family," she says.