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.
There are a number of barriers to a father's involvement in the first 1000 days of his child's life.
Fathers are important for children starting from the very beginning of life, but few early parenting resources are available for men. Two scholars who studied this explain their findings.
Removing the stigma around flexible working can also remove some of the unconscious biases that work against mothers.
Postnatal depression in men is starting to be recognised, but mental health services aren't geared up to help this group.
Having a newborn can be rough, whether you're a mom or a dad. New research ties men's testosterone to their postpartum depression – with some surprising upsides for their partners.
Daughters across the US feel like their relationship with their father was damaged by their parents' divorce. Here are steps daughters can take to repair that relationship.
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.