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2012-05-25 23:02:05

Baby care company receives award for video series highlighting father involvement. Germantown, MD (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) has honored Pampers with a Fatherhood Award for its “A Parent is Born,” “Welcome to Parenthood,” and “Love Comes Early” video series. The award was presented to Pampers at its Cincinnati, OH headquarters during its recent Baby Care Town Hall Meeting. The video series depicts the important role that...

2012-04-23 21:02:15

Swedish mothers of small children work a lot more than in the 1970. This is an important reason why so many parents feel extremely pressured for time. One way to handle the stress is to take advantage of the right for Swedish parents to work half time, according to a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg. The author of the thesis Jörgen Larsson suggests shorter workweeks for parents. Jörgen Larsson's doctoral thesis is based on the observation that...

2011-12-01 13:44:37

Not only are working mothers multitasking more frequently than working fathers, but their multitasking experience is more negative as well, according to a new study in the December issue of the American Sociological Review. "Gender differences in multitasking are not only a matter of quantity but, more importantly, quality," said Shira Offer, the lead author of the study and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. "Our...

2011-11-30 14:58:54

Parents of newborns show poorer adjustment to their new role if they believe society expects them to be “perfect” moms and dads, a new study shows. Moms showed less confidence in their parenting abilities and dads felt more stress when they were more worried about what other people thought about their parenting skills. However, self-imposed pressure to be perfect was somewhat better for parents, especially for fathers, according to the results. The findings are some of...

2011-10-13 20:41:09

Dads encourage exercise, healthy diet but may give wrong dose of medicine Lower-income, urban dads are involved in their children's health and encourage them to exercise and eat healthy foods, reports a new study from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. But these same dads may also give their kids the wrong dose of medicine and may be uncomfortable handling emergency medical care for their children. This is the first study to examine these fathers' perceptions of their...

Fatherhood Vs. Career - What Do Men Really Prefer?
2011-10-13 13:06:16

New study shows 77 percent think being a good father is very important, 49 percent said same about careers The classic figure of a distant, career-focused father who spends lots of time at the office and who has little time for his kids might be getting outdated, a new study shows. In a nationwide survey that examined Americans' feelings on fatherhood, 77 percent of U.S. men rated being a good father as very important, while just 49 percent said the same about having a successful...

2011-10-13 09:50:16

Cichlid male nannies help out, especially if they've been sneaking The highly social cichlid fish Neolamprologus pulcher displays cooperative breeding behavior, where non-parents contribute to rearing the offspring of the dominant breeding pair. Until now, it was assumed that male subordinates never gained paternity in the field. A new study published Oct. 12, in the online journal PLoS ONE, reveals that some offspring from this domestic arrangement are actually fathered by subordinate...

2011-09-14 05:29:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — A novel study shows that men are biologically wires to care for their offspring, conclusively showing that fatherhood lowers a man´s testosterone levels. The decrease in testosterone is observed in many other species in which males help take care of dependent offspring. Testosterone boosts behaviors and other traits that help a male compete for a mate. After they succeed and become fathers, "mating-related" activities may conflict with the responsibilities...


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