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2008-07-22 03:00:42

By Kellie B. Gormly, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 22--Carmon Rinehart of the South Side is in dad-to-be training. He is attending birthing classes at Magee-Womens Hospital with his wife, Susie, who is expected to deliver a baby girl on Aug. 20. He is reading several books about pregnancy and child care, going to midwife appointments with Susie, and making sure she gets the right nutrition. "I'll be an equal parenting partner," says Carmon Rinehart, 38. These days, many fathers...

2008-07-16 00:00:32

By FAMILY WISE GREGORY RAMEY, PH.D. Q I'm searching for a therapist for my 14-year-old son. I know he needs help, but I don't know how to go about finding someone who is good in working with teens. I've heard so many stories about mental health quacks. How do I find the right person? A Finding a good therapist can be challenging. First, speak with your family doctor, as typically physicians are well connected with specialists who have an expertise in working with...

2008-06-15 15:00:40

By Armin Brott DEAR MR. DAD: My child's school often sends out e-mails asking moms to volunteer in the classroom or around the school. A lot of these e-mails talk about how important it is for moms to be involved in their children's education. As a dad, I find this a little annoying. Dads involvement is important, too. There's a mountain of research that shows a direct connection between parents' involvement in their children's education and their kids' performance in school. In short,...

2006-05-12 13:07:08

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - Successes or failures of employees in the workplace can be traced to what kind of father they had, a psychologist argues in a new book. In "The Father Factor," Stephan Poulter lists five styles of fathers -- super-achieving, time bomb, passive, absent and compassionate/mentor -- who have powerful influences on the careers of their sons and daughters. Children of the "time-bomb" father, for example, who explodes in anger at his family, learn...

2005-10-10 14:28:15

By Michele Gershberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Real men are about to make a comeback. Too many male consumers are getting turned off by their portrayal as preening sissies or incompetent louts in television programs and advertising, according to the authors of a new book on marketing. To reach men, marketers will have to shift gears and appeal to their masculine tendencies, even if the definition of manliness has never been more elusive. "There is a dire shortage of great advertising to...

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2005-08-10 18:10:00

LONDON -- One in 25 fathers could unknowingly be raising another man's child, British scientists said on Thursday. Researchers at Liverpool's John Moores University examined the findings of dozens of studies, published over the past 54 years, on cases of paternal discrepancy -- where a man is proved not to be the biological father of his child. The studies, most of them peer reviewed, came from countries as varied as the United States, Finland, New Zealand, South Africa and Mexico. The...

2005-07-24 02:41:14

A study published in the recent issue of Journal of Marriage and Family examines the effectiveness of in-hospital paternity establishment for babies born to unwed parents. The research shows that though establishing paternity at any time increases the amount of formal and informal child support and the amount of father-child visits, in-hospital establishment is associated with better outcomes. Analysis of interviews conducted a year after the baby's birth with mothers who remained single...

2004-11-28 03:00:21

Culture is a primary force in the socialisation of individuals and a major determinant of the consciousness and experience of the community. However, there are variances of gender inequality in all cultures, which may not be due to mere deference to cultural exigencies. Gender equality is a paramount condition for equitable and sustainable global positive development. This paper shows that it is not possible to respect individual cultures and at the same time secure gender equality. There are...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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