Bob Saget, top left, was affectionately called ‘America’s Dad’ for his role as Danny Tanner in the sitcom ‘Full House.’
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A contrast to the bumbling and immature fathers commonly found on sitcoms, Bob Saget’s character on ‘Full House’ reflected a shift in expectations of fatherhood that began in the late 1970s.
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Interviewees describe ‘scrimping and saving’ to make ends meet.
Author Kate Murphy’s grandfather, Geoff Murphy, posing with children Pete, Lynne and Mick in 1955.
Australian fatherhood remains closely tied to ‘breadwinning’. History helps us to understand why.
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.
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.
Leadership opportunities for even the most academically successful girls are few.
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A new study found that while becoming a father gave men more leadership opportunities, becoming a mother diminished them for women.
Hemingway and his eldest son, Bumby, pose in Havana harbor in 1933.
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While the man the world knows as ‘Papa’ balanced the demands of parenting with his work, his letters and fiction offer a window into the depth of his paternal feeling.
From ‘Father Knows Best’ to ‘D'oh!’
Dads are taking parenting much more seriously. But according to a study of sitcoms, the stereotype of the foolish father remains stubbornly in place.
The South African child support grant is progressive in its gender-neutrality, yet men make up only 2% of those who collect it.
Parents have lost the village it takes to raise a child and this is taking a toll on new mothers and their babies.
Almost one in three new mothers report severe problems getting their baby to sleep and settle. Every baby is different but some women are more likely to struggle – here’s why.
Fathers often place more emphasis on their role as head of household than their health.
Two experts ask whether dads are making their health a priority. Evidence suggests not. Pressures to provide income often hold fathers back.
What are the rules that make a man a father?
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.
A growing number of ‘dad bloggers’ are using social media to provide a window into their lives as fathers. Here, blogger and father Casey Palmer and his sons.
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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.
Research with Canadian families found that modelling of healthy food intake by fathers, but not by mothers, was associated with a healthier diet among their children.
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.
Children whose father experiences mental illness are more likely to experience emotional or behavioural problems.
New research has found one in five dads has experienced symptoms of depression and/or anxiety after having children.
What dads do online helps them navigate gender roles as society changes.
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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.
Dads have a critical role to play in their children’s lives.
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There are a number of barriers to a father’s involvement in the first 1000 days of his child’s life.
They only seem to grow up so fast.
Time often seems to fly by when you’re a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
Pregnancy and after can be a turbulent time.
Here’s how common it is to develop mental health problems in pregnancy or in the first year after birth.