While the role of the new mother is clear, there are many questions on the part of the father. If we set aside the social demands and moralizing attitudes about what a father must achieve today and instead ask what a baby needs from its father, the fog clears. New research findings show that the tasks of mother and father are very different and complement each other for a good development of the child. In short: The mother is the harbor that offers protection and a sense of emotional security. The father is the high seas: This is where the small child learns the joy of discovery and autonomy, which makes the father an important engine for development. Josephine Schwarz-Gerö explains how a father can fulfil his role in a way that is good for everyone. This makes it possible to defuse or even completely resolve conflicts, dissatisfaction and even special difficulties such as sleeping, crying and eating problems in babies.
- For a relaxed father role
- New research findings on the father’s tasks in the first three years of life