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[photo courtesy of life_with_benjamin] The Huffington Post ran an article about must-follow dads on Instagram. If you like laughing and crying about parenthood, follow these dads immediately. We highly recommend that you check out the article and bolster who you follow on IG to increase you scrolling pleasure with videos/pictures of dads and their experiences […]
[photo by 3boys_1goal/Instagram] #Squatforchange That is the hashtag that has went viral after Dante Palmer, who runs the IG account, Three Boys One Goal, posted a photo of him squatting in a men’s bathroom attempting to change the diaper of his son. ‘What’s the deal with not having changing tables in men’s bathroom as if we […]
Katherine E. Wynne-Edwards is a professor of biology at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She was interviewed by Scientific American, and provided a detailed answer as to why some men experience couvade — or sympathetic pregnancy. We recommend that you read her summation here. The key takeaway is that there are a few hypotheses as to […]
John Rampton is a CEO and a father. In a Business Insider article, he shares 8 tips to manage your day to have enough time to be a strong employee and an influential and present father. 1. Use the Ivy Lee method Right before bed, write down the six most important things you want to […]
I’m sure most of you reading this article can relate — as we get older, our circle of friends tends to dwindle. While this is universally true for most people, it seems to be more pertinent and happen more often for men. Men often attribute this social isolation and loss of friends to putting their […]
Despite changing social norms and gender roles, fathers still often find themselves out of place at parks, malls and other areas frequented by mothers and children. The same problem happens when they visit most parenting forums online. A researcher at the University of Michigan wanted to find out how new or soon-to-be fathers use social media […]
Becoming a father brings about a lot of competing emotions — joy, fear, excitement, anxiety, happiness, worry, etc. To minimize stress from the competing emotions and the real challenges fatherhood brings, new fathers should be proactive and take steps to prepare themselves for the task ahead. The following are some common worries for fathers, and […]
Original article from NPR. Dad’s typically aren’t too jazzed up about attending parenting classes. “When someone tells you they’re in a parenting course, the first thing that comes to your mind is, ‘Well, what’s wrong with their parenting?’” Attending a parent class often makes men feel that there must be some deficit present. Fathers Supporting Success in […]
Historically, a common misconception has been that mother’s mental health is the primary predictor of children’s mental health, and that the father is much less influential. However, a study published in Lancet Psychiatry attempts to dispel this belief. The researchers reviewed several large cohort studies. In a UK study, it was found that children whose […]
Psychologists have coined the term rough-and-tumble play (RTP), which is a common form of play between fathers and children. It has been suggested that RTP can contribute to the development of self regulation. Some people often confuse RTP with genuine aggression but research has clearly distinguished these two types of behaviors and demonstrated that they arise […]