fatherhood


New condom advert a siren call to man-boys

Brendan Malone | 08 August 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: advertising, condoms, Contraception, fatherhood
Why fatherhood is good, even though condom adverts beg to differ.


Less marriage, fewer fathers

Tamara El-Rahi | 24 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Brad Wilcox, fatherhood, marriage
Marriage in the only institution which binds a father to his children.


The myth of “Mr Mom”

Jenet Erickson | 28 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: fatherhood, genderless parenting, motherhood
Promoting “genderless parenting” contradicts what the facts show us about the benefits of having a mom and a dad.


18 ways to be a better father

William West | 23 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fatherhood, parenting
The parents of six children offer 18 fatherhood tips drawn from their own experience


Searching for lost fatherhood

Norberto Gonzalez Gaitano | 01 August 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: fatherhood, film reviews
Reflections on father figures in two great films, “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Tree of Life”.


“The vocation of being a father”

Sheila Liaugminas | 17 June 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Father's Day, fatherhood
We need a cultural conversation about this.


Fatherhood makes the man

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fatherhood, marriage
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.


A bicycle built for two

Christopher Blunt | 09 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: cycling, fatherhood
How a tandem bike brought my cycling career full circle.


Fatherhood and biology

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, evolutionary biology, fatherhood
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 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fatherhood, parenting
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.


Britain’s deadbeatest Dad

Zac Alstin | 19 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: families, fatherhood, London riots, United Kingdom
He’s 34 years old, has 15 children, 13 lovers and no job. What Jamie Cumming’s serial polygamy tells us about the state of the family in Britain.


Fathers need recognition as husbands, too

Jennifer Roback Morse | 22 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fatherhood, marriage
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 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Father's Day, fatherhood, parenting
The way dads tend to interact has long-term benefits for kids, independent of those linked to good mothering.


Joseph

Sheila Liaugminas | 19 March 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: fatherhood, St. Joseph
What to say? He said so little himself, there is not one line in the Bible quoting him. But this man spent thirty years raising and training Jesus Christ. Day after day he taught Jesus, working at hard manual labor, providing for the holy family in utter loyalty and faith and humility. Who was he, and why is he so important?


Should dads lay off baby care?

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


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