Study: Many dads feel closer to their children while at home during pandemic

Study: Many dads feel closer to their children while at home during pandemic

CHARLOTTE — A study indicates that fathers in the U.S. feel like they are closer to their children during the pandemic as many parents work from home while their kids learn remotely.

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New research out of Harvard said nearly 70% of fathers have a tighter bond with their children, now. Researchers interviewed 284 fathers in the study.

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Desmon Andrade is an attorney and said he cherishes the extra time he spends with his children.

“It was cool to interact with them at lunchtime,” Andrade said. “And they could come upstairs and see what I’m doing. They have a better perspective of what their dad does for a living.”

In the video at the top of the page, anchor Scott Wickersham looks into how dads can make the most of this unique time.

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