Joining a family can be awkward: Are you supposed to act like a father? Should you discipline the kids?
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Stepfathers often enter a family unit with certain expectations about what their role should be. They're usually wrong.
Wives sometimes chide their husbands for being cold or distant toward their sons. But men express their love in subtle ways that deserve to be honored rather than belittled.
The number of men married to each other who have children is rising following legal rulings about marriage equality.
Research reveals few differences between the parenting of gay men and their straight peers. But it looks like gay fathers could be more apt to volunteer at their children's schools.
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.
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.
More than 70% of separated parents separate amicably, the data show.
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Separating couples who use the family law system generally have a positive experience - but for a troubled minority, there is still much work to be done.
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While many men want to seek treatment for 'low T,' a low level of testosterone is good when it comes to being a nurturing father. Here's why.
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.
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A new study has looked at the 'father effect' in epigenetics.
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.
Men can play a valuable role in maternal, infant and child health.
Fathers have an important role to play beyond financial support. Research shows they play an invaluable role in maternal, infant and child health.
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.
“Mummy says you should have gotten a move on.”
Calls to freeze every 18-year-old's sperm might be drastic but men need to realise it's a myth that there's no limit to their fertility.
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.
Parenting isn’t just a day off work.
According to NatCen research, British fathers are among the worst in Europe at making time for their families. Spending huge amounts of time at work is seen as a sign of discipline and commitment, while…
Fathers stick around if they can afford to.
Since the 1970s, family life in the UK has changed dramatically. Increases in relationship breakdown, remarriage and repartnering have seen us move away from the traditional, two-parent nuclear family…