It’s about more than gender dynamics: Do social institutions get in the way of dads being dads?
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Why is it all about mom? Fathers want to be more involved in their children's lives, but are limited by public policy and social institutions. This is a bad deal for dads, kids and moms alike.
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New research highlights the dangers of being too supportive when family relations are strained.
Bad parenting can be improved … if we are willing to try.
Some dads need just as much help as mums, but society isn't giving it to them.
Adults? Or not yet?
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You're officially an adult, but you may not feel like one. Why's that so? When will you feel you're a grown up?
Bundles of joy.
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Fall in love, have a baby, watch your happiness and satisfaction plummet. Psychology researchers know the transition to parenthood can be rough on relationships.
Most people think only women get postnatal depression.
It will come as no surprise that some new fathers will be anxious or highly stressed. However, most people believe only new mums suffer postnatal depression. This is not the case.
Men can deny paternity in when women they are involved with fall pregnant as a way of punishing the women.
When men deny the paternity of children, many South African women feel like they have no recourse. Making DNA tests affordable and accessible could change this.
Gay fathers like Jason Howe, left, and his husband Adrian Perez-Boluda - pictured with their three-year-old twin daughters in Los Angeles - can teach us a great deal about parenting beyond traditional roles.
Gay fathers often operate outside traditional gender roles and provide a model of "conscious parenting" that could offer some important lessons to heterosexual partnerships.
I've been researching fatherhood for 25 years and, in the past, the traditional role of the father was manifest. But this is changing substantially.
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK.
Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
Out of the picture.
Young men are being forgotten when it comes to teenage pregnancy but helping them share responsibility could have a big impact.
‘I did it, darling!’
Fertility, as with contraception, is seen as a woman's issue, but the science shows this needs to change.
Moms are in a position to either encourage or discourage help from their spouses.
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Moms don't have to be designated worriers.
Gender equality is associated with less use of violence by men.
To prevent men from using violence in their households, violence against children needs to stop before they become adults.
Fatherhood poster boys.
Why men like David Beckham are the face of modern fatherhood.
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Why the modern role of men as fathers is something we must embrace.
A 2012 survey found playing was top of dads’ caring list.
Efforts to get fathers more involved in raising their kids often entail changing leave provisions, but research shows that's not helping dads get more involved in caring for their children.
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