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Men’s Attitude To Fatherhood Influences Child Behaviour

Pixabay Images Children of confident fathers who embrace parenthood are less likely to show behavioural problems before their teenage years, researchers have found. A new study suggests that a man’s attitudes towards fatherhood soon after his child’s birth, as well as his feelings of security as a father and partner, are more important [...]

My Dad Killed Himself When I Was 13. He Hid His Depression, I Won’t Hide Mine

Amy Marlow and her dad, Doug McDowell. Photo: Washington Post When you walk into the laundry room and find your father hanging, you know that life is never going to be the same. That is a sight you can't unsee and a pain you can't unfeel. I was 13 years old and still [...]

By |2016-02-14T22:17:36+10:00February 14th, 2016|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Give Yourself Some Loving, Parents Urged

The struggle of parenting is real, but are mothers and fathers making the situation worse by failing to give themselves sufficient credit? The struggle of parenting is real, but are mothers and fathers making the situation worse by failing to give themselves sufficient credit? University of Queensland School of Psychology's Dr James Kirby has commenced [...]

Talking To Fathers And Their Sons

On the weekend I gave a short talk entitled Father & Son – Side by Side at an event ran by Kids Giving Back.   In short, the day involved 30+ fathers with their teenage sons cooking meals and delivering them to people who needed them; women’s shelters, youth refuges, services for homeless people etc. [...]

Dads with smaller testicles are better fathers, study shows

Men who have smaller testes are more likely to be better dads to their toddlers, according to a study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from Emory University in Georgia set out to determine why some fathers invest more energy in parenting than others, after prior research has shown that [...]

Paternal influence crucial to the success of children

Children with involved fathers have better social skills, more successful relationships, stronger self esteem, more self-control and higher grades than those who do not. They are also less likely to be overweight, suspended from school or bully, take drugs, engage in risky sexual behaviour or crime. As fathers take a more active role in parenting [...]

Father absence in early childhood linked to depression in adolescent girls

New research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol shows that girls whose fathers were absent during the first five years of life were more likely to develop depressive symptoms in adolescence than girls whose fathers left when they were aged five to ten years or than boys in both [...]