Generations of Fatherhood

Positive relationships build a legacy that spans generations, especially when it comes to fathers and sons! A 2018 study looked at the quality of relationships between fathers and sons and how that quality was transmitted across generations.

Researchers found that fathers who had good, healthy relationships with their own fathers growing up were more likely to be involved and have good, healthy relationships with their own children. This also extends up to grandfathers! When the paternal grandfather is involved in his son's childhood, they are more likely to have a healthy relationship when the son becomes a father himself. A good father is a precious gift from God, and researchers show that it is a gift that keeps on giving for generations.