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As a result of ongoing social, economic, and cultural changes the role of the father in his child’s upbringing is becoming more and more significant. Therefore a growing interest in the characteristics of the father’s role in the family and his educational competences can be observed. J. Witczak5 believes that father’s involvement in the upbringing process is not only crucial but practically irreplaceable. The father provides his child with the stimuli and models necessary for social and moral development and it is either impossible for the mother to provide these stimuli and models or she is able to do it only in a limited scope. Having analyzed the fathers’ involvement in the child’s development process, the difference between maternal and paternal love should be emphasised.