Through a loving connection, children learn what it means to take safe risks.
Dads and caregivers play important roles in supporting the development of loving relationships.
Evidence-based and easy to read are two important criteria.
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Being a parent can be tricky, and many turn to parenting guides for help in figuring out what to do. Two human development scholars have tips for picking a book that will be useful for you.
Most research on poverty has focused on the effects on mothers, but a new study shows the importance of turning increased attention to fathers’ mental health.
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In families that are facing economic insecurity, fathers are more likely to experience depressive symptoms that can lead to conflict.
Most research on the impact of unplanned pregnancies focuses on mothers. So we turned to Reddit to find out what dads really thought.
Children feel more of an obligation to care for their mothers than their fathers.
The mother-daughter bond is considered the strongest human bond. While there is little difference between how fathers and mothers love their children, daughters are more likely to care for their mothers.
You can spot a happy dad on his smile – or on a brain scan.
You my be able to spot a committed dad from the size of his hypothalamus,
A recent study explored fathers’ perceptions of sexuality and relationship education topics. It found most fathers considered their children’s safety a top concern.
A third of American fathers work 50 or more hours a week, compared with less than 10% of Canadian fathers.
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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.
Men did more unpaid care work during COVID-19 lockdowns.
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.
While there have been calls to increase support for women, particularly mothers, it would seem that no one is asking fathers to step up.
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.
Boys often mirror the habits, interests and values of their own fathers.
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Fathers whose own dads were highly nurturing tend to have healthier levels of competition and be more emotionally open.
Joe Biden, right, and his son Beau had a strong relationship until Beau’s death in 2015.
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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.
Health care professionals have to involve expectant fathers
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.
‘With Dad,’ Marlborough, Massachusetts, Oct. 29, 1998.
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?
Every known culture on Earth has special words for kids to call their parents.
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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.
Dads tend to engage in more active, physical play activities with their young children.
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.
A parent’s attention is gold to a child, and even negative attention is better than none.
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.
Educators often fail to recognize fathers, a researcher contends.
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.
In it together.
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.