There’s increasing evidence that encouraging fathers to take paternity leave has positive, perhaps even surprising, results.
Encouraging fathers to take paternity leave has positive, perhaps even surprising, results.
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.
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.
Québec’s insurance plan which gives fathers options to take parental leave has had a major impact on fatherhood.
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Thanks to a provincial insurance plan, Québec fathers are spending more time with their newborns, bringing about changes in the gender division of labour within the family.
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.
On TV shows, father and sons often embark on an adventurous camping trip like this one in Bonaventure, Canada.
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What does it mean to be a good father to your son? Drop the traditionally masculine roles and embrace your emotions.
Fathers play an important role in helping children understand emotions.
Developmental psychology has uncovered some lesser-known, yet important ways that fathers improve their children’s lives.
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.
Paternity leave can increase fathers’ involvement in families, with positive impacts on children, fathers and the co-parent.
Our children can't continue to grow up in a world where only women raise them, either at home or in early care and learning.
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.
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.
Fathers want to be more involved but often feel sidelined, studies suggest.
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.
Joining a family can be awkward: Are you supposed to act like a father? Should you discipline the kids?
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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.
The number of men married to each other who have children is rising following legal rulings about marriage equality.
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.
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While many men want to seek treatment for 'low T,' a low level of testosterone is good when it comes to being a nurturing father. Here's why.
Dads need support, too.
Like moms, more dads are sweating the work-life balance. While just 35 percent of dads reported such conflicts in 1977, today 60 percent struggle to bring up baby while bringing home the bacon.
A hungry assassin bug father munches on one of his babies.
Why human fathers are worth celebrating.
Tsimane hunter with prey after a successful hunt. How are his hormones responding?
Levels of a male sex hormone known to influence aggression and a "love" hormone that promotes bonding both rise in traditional hunters headed home after the kill. What's going on?