As the nation prepares to celebrate fathers, two experts ask whether dads are making their health a priority. Evidence suggests not. Pressures to provide income often hold fathers back.
Before the advent of genetic testing, definitions of paternity were primarily social and legal. Science has destabilized these older definitions, but it has not replaced them.
As dads blog about their lives and changing norms and issues around fatherhood and parenting, they're pushing for social changes to benefit families in Canada — one blog post at a time.
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.
New research has found one in five dads has experienced symptoms of depression and/or anxiety after having children.
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.
Time often seems to fly by when you're a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
Here's how common it is to develop mental health problems in pregnancy or in the first year after birth.
Removing the stigma around flexible working can also remove some of the unconscious biases that work against mothers.
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.
It puts an average 1.4kg on the weighing scales.
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.
The last recession put more men in the position of full-time child carers. How are they coping?
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.
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.
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.
New research highlights the dangers of being too supportive when family relations are strained.
Some dads need just as much help as mums, but society isn't giving it to them.
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?