Posted on June 17, 2019
Fathers have a unique and powerful influence on their children’s physical, social, emotional and mental health. The DADEE program developed by researchers at the University of Newcastle in Australia targeted the father-daughter relationship to improve girls’ self-esteem and physical activity. After the program, daughters were more active, had better sport skills, and improved their resilience and social-emotional skills. Dads improved their parenting practices and became more involved and engaged with their daughters.