A father’s brain is shaped much more by extent to which he is engaged in caring, or has been in the past: The more/Less he cares, the more/Less his brain changes.
The social effects of video games are hard to decipher, this norwegian study finds.
How empathy is developed in toddlers is important for later social development in children
They say that sharing secrets is vital for their mental health, yet they struggle to keep such friendships as pressures to “man up” intensify.
Research by a team at the university of manchester demonstrates that a mother’s working hours are overwhelmingly the biggest influence on whether british fathers of three-year-olds share care of the child.
A german study has found that compared to parents of an only daughter, parents of an only son did more paid work.
A new study of mothers and fathers has found that the dynamics between the parents is linked to infant sleep.
Gendered patterns of housework persist between full-time breadwinning mothers and full-time breadwinning fathers.
In countries with high levels of generalized trust, fertility rates are higher.
Schools should focus on sensitive treatment for the dominant legacies of family instability – disruptive behaviour and anxiety.
Move to more traditional views reflects conformism with how work, leave arrangements, public services for children, schools and social networks are arranged.
A new us study working with 198 4-year-old children and their parents has found that both boys and girls who engage more with disney princess characters engage more in gender-stereotyped female play and activity. But these boys and girls did not show lower body esteem or higher kindness to their peers than other boys and girls of their age.
A test in switzerland showed that a parenting education programme that improved children’s behaviour also improved the mother-father relationship, even though the programme did not specifically address their relationship.
A dutch study found the way fathers treat their boys and girls seems to have more influence on how aggressive the children are than mothers’ treatment of boys and girls.
There are significant differences between how mothers, fathers, sons and daughters respond.
In 2015 we reported an australian study by dr janeen baxter on shifts in gender attitudes among people when they become parents. A more recent study has looked for such changes in sweden and has found them to be less, very small indeed.