Since probably the beginning of time, we’ve heard that daughters marry their fathers. But is it really true? While there have been some studies to give some weight to that theory, few have actually examined why or how the father-daughter relationship works in regards to a little girl’s future.
What makes one child more stressed than his or her peers? Is it nature or nurture? Genetics or hormone imbalances? Many have sought out the answers to these questions, but the data still comes up mixed. Some have found that nurture is more important while others are convinced that nature is more influential on the emotional development of a child.
In honor of Father’s Day, we’d like a moment to talk about dads. After all, they’re just as important as mothers in the lives of our children according to a recent study, and in some situations, even more.
Calling all Super Dads! If you’ve ever doubted that your hand-on parenting can make a real difference to your child; this one’s for you!
Parents will often go to any lengths to save their child – even putting their own life at risk. Such a case was seen Sunday when a Salem, Oregon father, without hesitation, jumped over a guard rail and slid down a steep hillside 70 feet to save his son.
A new study on the emotional lives of new dads has found that men can suffer from postpartum depression also. The large study highlights the need for men to be screened for depression as well as mothers after the birth of a new baby.
A new study looking at the behavior of children from two parent and single parent homes found that those raised by single mothers may have more behavioral issues. Children of single mothers were also found to have more instances of poverty and negative outcomes.
The European Union Court of Justice has ruled that fathers can take breastfeeding leave, short breaks from work to help feed a new baby, even when mothers work from home. This comes from a Spanish law that allows fathers to take short absences from work during the day when the mother is working to help care for the child.
The stereotypes for boys tend to be that they are physically tough and emotionally stoic, ignoring emotions and feelings that are seen as typically female. A new study, however, shows that breaking out of these stereotypes can lower stress and improve the mental health of boys. And it may just be their mothers who can help.
Food cravings, morning sickness, weight gain? Symptoms of a pregnancy? But what if it is dad getting all of these?
For some men, pregnancy affects them almost as much as women. Dr Arthur Brennan of Kingston University, London, studied 282 men that were about to become fathers.
According to a Japanese study out of Osaka University of Commerce, working mothers may suffer a blow to their self-esteem from fathers taking over roles that were once dominantly theirs.