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Friday
Nov222013

New online ‘Dads Guide to Pregnancy’ covers what men want to know

Raising Children Network (raisingchildren.net.au) surveyed expectant dads and dads with children from birth to three years of age about the information they want when their partners are pregnant and they’re about to become a dad. They found unique insights that informed a new free online Dads Guide to Pregnancy looking at what dads and their partners might be going through during each stage of pregnancy.

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Friday
Dec162011

DadLabs

America is seeing a fundamental shift in the role of men in parenting. While many in the media and academia have observed this trend, no company has emerged to meet the needs of these "New" fathers, the modern dads. Enter DadLabs, Inc., a start-up company dedicated to providing creative media content and information products to serve this new generation of "Super Dads."


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Thursday
Jul142011

Stay-at-home husbands more likely to divorce: study (Canada)

Endless laundry, diaper changes, toddler tantrums, meal prep.

Stay-at-home moms may wish their husbands could walk a mile in their shoes. But if domestic harmony is the goal, dads may be better off at the office, according to a study published in the American Journal of Sociology.

For men, it seems, lack of paid work is an even greater predictor of divorce than marital unhappiness.

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Thursday
Jul072011

Fathers left alone can spread load of parenting

There's a lot to be said for leaving men holding the baby. Our analysis of gender roles in parenting and work found that little has changed for Australian women since they began moving into the workforce in large numbers half a century ago. Whatever paid work mothers of young children do, they still shoulder most of the housework and spend more than twice as much time with their children than fathers, despite the best efforts of many couples to share the load (and the joy) more equally.

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Friday
Feb042011

The Dad Factor: How father baby-bonding helps a child for life by Richard Fletcher

This stimulating book explores many fascinating new understandings of the importance of a father in a child's development. Richard Fletcher, a pioneer researcher in the area of men’s health and family issues, examines how a father's close bond with his baby is vital for the development of the child’s healthy brain structure and their cognitive and emotional development. "The Dad Factor" presents explanations of why a father’s involvement with his child, right from birth, is vitally important to the development of a child’s brain and emotional stability.