A fatherhood researcher argues that US work policies, income inequality, gender attitudes and health care all make it harder for dads to be highly engaged at home.
Finding a way to increase the participation of men and fathers in unpaid care work would have an important influence on a more equal distribution between women and men.
Despite the disproportionate burden mothers have faced during lockdown, encouraging parents to share child care and housework more equally is almost never suggested as part of the solution.
Fathers whose own dads were highly nurturing tend to have healthier levels of competition and be more emotionally open.
Biden’s relationship with his father contrasts with perhaps every president in the last four decades, who either had absent or distant fathers or abusive or alcoholic fathers or stepfathers.
Fathers who attend antenatal care may be keen to support the well being of their partners and children, but are left unengaged and often disappointed.
If governments are looking for a post-pandemic “baby boom” to help populations grow, then they should increase the amount and duration of paid parental leave for both mums and partners.
What does an artist do when the subject is a disease as much as a person, and when the disease then subsumes the person – to the point where he can’t recognize his own son?
One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ in the world’s languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
When dads engage in active play with their kids they actually help them cope better with some of the challenges they’ll face in life. And no reason why mums can’t join in the fun as well.
Research shows if time out is used occasionally, briefly and the child understands the process, it can be a useful parenting tool for kids aged two to eight.
When children don’t live with their fathers, educators often act as if the men don’t exist, an expert on child development laments in an essay about why schools must do more to recognize dads.
The UK Court of Appeal ruled in late May that it is not sex discrimination for employers to enhance maternity pay but only provide the statutory rate of shared parental pay.
Despite what the statistics suggest, many teenage parents say having a baby has transformed their lives.
Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
Many parents decide to have a second child in the expectation that two can’t be more work that one – but new research shows that idea to be mistaken.
NHS plans to screen at risk fathers for postnatal depression.
Stepfathers are less likely to kill their children than previous researchers have claimed.
Men under 35 want to take a more active role in caring for their children than older generations.
The tasks of fatherhood are changing, but society’s expectations haven’t caught up. Many dads use online discussion groups, blogs and videos to explore their new identities.