BYU study: Influence of positive fathers continues as children transition to adulthood

by | Jun. 22, 2011

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After raising five sons and a daughter, Richard Call's face and hands understandably show wear and tear. Talking about those children, the hard lines soften and smile.

Call's parenting style has shifted as his children have become adults, but he remains their father; the reward for his continued involvement in their lives is a force for good.

Fathers like Call can have a major impact on their emerging adult children between the ages of 18 and 29 by balancing warmth with high expectations and encouraging independence while providing support, according to a new study by BYU professors Larry Nelson and Laura Walker.

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