Fatherhood


Happy personal life or hefty paycheck?

Tamara Rajakariar | 29 September 2014
This CEO quit to spend more time with his young daughter.

Father-daughter bonding time

Tamara Rajakariar | 28 July 2014
You're going to love these two cute videos.

Men’s brains are hardwired for…fatherhood

Tamara Rajakariar | 30 June 2014
Men are underestimated when it comes to parenting.

The first moments of fatherhood

Tamara Rajakariar | 09 June 2014
Photos: Men photographed as they became fathers

What daddy’s little girl learns from her father

Tamara Rajakariar | 19 February 2014
A father's behaviour impacts his daughter's self-worth and her expectations of men.

The fatherhood premium

Nicole M. King | 21 October 2013
Three big factors can contribute to an ideal experience of fatherhood.

New condom advert a siren call to man-boys

Brendan Malone | 08 August 2013
Why fatherhood is good, even though condom adverts beg to differ.

Less marriage, fewer fathers

Tamara Rajakariar | 24 June 2013
Marriage in the only institution which binds a father to his children.

18 ways to be a better father

William West | 23 November 2012
The parents of six children offer 18 fatherhood tips drawn from their own experience

Fatherhood makes the man

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 November 2011
There is an increasing amount of fatherhood research going on, which is a good thing. A new study finds that, after men become fathers for the first time, they show significant decreases in crime, tobacco and alcohol use.

Fatherhood and biology

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 September 2011
It seems that the more a father gets involved in caring for his children, the lower his testosterone level drops.

The importance of dad

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 September 2011
The importance of fathers in their children’s lives has been underscored by new Canadian research. Hands-on parenting by the dad tends to make kids smarter and better behaved.

Fathers need recognition as husbands, too

Jennifer Roback Morse | 22 June 2011
In the wake of Father's Day there is a great article on the Ruth Institute blog about honouring husbands. Jennifer Roback Morse talks about the importance for children of seeing their parents honour each other...

On Dad’s Day, the importance of his way of parenting

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 June 2011
The way dads tend to interact has long-term benefits for kids, independent of those linked to good mothering.

Should dads lay off baby care?

Mariette Ulrich | 02 February 2011
“Men should concentrate on playing with their children and leave the care to women” the London Telegraph heading announces. Oh, really?

Obama’s fatherhood confusion

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 June 2010
President Obama issued a proclamation for Father’s Day, Friday, but somewhere in the short statement he lost the plot.
 

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