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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 […]
“What’s the one piece of baby gear you couldn’t live without?” New Dad? Then you’re probably pretty unsure of what all you might need in and outside of the home while you are caring for your child. There are tons of articles out there offering insights into what you should buy. Fatherly shared a list of […]
Take the time to read this New Yorker piece about a re-imagination of the, “if you ever hurt my daughter” speech. A quick excerpt: Jaxsen, is it? Fine. Whatever. Look here, PAL, I’ve got something to say. I, TOO, was a sixteen-year-old boy once. I’m not an idiot. I know how this works. I’m glad that […]
The original story can be found here from Forbes. From a study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics: “4.4% of fathers screened in a large, population-based cohort study screened positive for depression–similar to the percentage of mothers who screened positive (5%).” Paternal depression in the postpartum period is extremely important to be aware of, given its […]
The original article on Cody Latimer can be found here on the New York Post. Cody Latimer says that he struggled to be a professional coming into the NFL at a young age — he says that he was, “young, dumb, [and] hard-headed.” However, he feels that he has grown up and is taking things […]