Dr. Jean Quigley, a psychologist at Trinity College Dublin, has called on fathers to contribute to a study they are conducting on parent-child interaction, with specific focus on father-child exchange.

In a bid to highlight the importance of a father's role in child development, Dr. Quigley said: "We are particularly interested in studying the specific patterns of father-child interactions and their unique contributions to children's development."

Mums are not being left out of the equation however as researchers, while keen to study dad's role in the family structure, recognise the importance of including mum in the university's School of Psychology study.

The study will be aimed specifically at children aged between 22 and 26 months old.

As well as contributing to science, the researchers feel the study will give toddlers and their parents something fun and exciting to take part in!

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