*Children with fathers who are actively involved during the first eight weeks of life, manage stress better during their school years.
* Greater paternal involvement with five-month-old infants has been positively correlated with greater social responsiveness and higher scores on infant development scales
*Fathers who spent time alone with their infants more than twice a week were found to raise more compassionate adults.
The Boston center highlights Sweden for its policies in parental leave; Swedish couples share 13 months of parental leave between them with the State paying 80 percent of lost wages per month. For more information see the centers website at www.bc.edu/centers/cwf/.