Fathers


One-on-one time with parents is crucial

William West | 10 December 2012

Parents concerned about losing touch with their children as the teen years approach may take some encouragement from a new study.


Time with dad good for self-esteem

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 October 2012

The more time kids spent alone with their fathers, the higher their self-esteem, a study has found.


Fathers without jobs

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 March 2012

As men sometimes complain, they have tended to be overlooked in the great exodus of women from the home into the workforce and other changes affecting women and motherhood during the past 50-60 years.


Australia to give new dads two weeks paid leave

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 September 2011
Sunday was Father’s Day in Australia (and New Zealand) and dads-to-be got a present from the federal government -- or rather, the promise of one.

How much do dads need to help at home?

Carolyn Moynihan | 19 May 2010
Four jobs a week. Honestly, guys, that is all it takes after the birth of your first child to reassure your wife that you want to be helpful at home, and prevent your risk of divorce increasing. That is what a new study in the UK has found, and it suggests that those four jobs protect your marriage even more if your wife is not going out to work.

It’s the simple things in family life that count

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 February 2010
It was worth bringing an expert halfway round the world to speak on the subject so perhaps it is worth noting here that spending time with your children is more important than giving them the chance to become a musical prodigy or an Olympic medallist.

‘I was never your father’ - DNA testing and what it can do to children

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 December 2009
We are used to the sad stories of children who have never known their fathers, and of those whose fathers become estranged through divorce; but there are a growing number of children who risk losing the only father they have ever known because he discovers he is not their father after all.
 

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