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Depressed Dads Spank Kids More Often, Study Shows

A new study finds 7 percent of dads of 1-year-olds are depressed. Credit: Getty With so much focus on maternal post-partum depression, it's easy to overlook the mental health of fathers, but a new study shows depressed dads also are...Depressed dadswere nearly four times more likely to report spanking their child.

Absence of Biological Father is Linked to Early Puberty, Study Says

Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a new study says. The findings are based on three annual surveys of 444 girls between the ages of 6...Girls who don't live with their biological fathers are more likely to hit puberty at an early age -- but only in households with higher incomes, a new study says.

Massachusetts Fathers Fighting Custody Injustice or a Phantom Menace?

Brian Ayers, who has a child with his ex-girlfriend, is paying child support and fighting in court to get more time with his 14-month-old son. Credit: Nancy Palmieri
Many men across the country -- across the globe, really -- are fighting what...

Opinion: The Real Reason Grown Men are Crying at 'Toy Story 3'

This is what it sounds like when dads cry. Illustration by Christopher Healy
Just like the majority of the adults in the audience with me, I was wiping tears from my cheeks as the credits rolled on "Toy Story 3". This was far from the...

Father's Involvement During Pregnancy Found to be Critical to Infant's Survival

Healthier babies are born to dads that stick around. Credit: Getty Images
Babies whose fathers are absent during pregnancy are four times more likely to die in their first year of life, regardless of the mother's race, ethnicity or...

Newer Dads More Committed to Parenting Than Those of Past Generations, Study Says

Today's dads are taking a more active role in raising their kids. Credit: Corbis
Today's new dads equate being a good father with "being there, being present, spending time and being accessible," and not with being a traditional "breadwinner,"...

Date Scott Brown's Daughter! She's Single and Athletic

Scott Brown speaks in Boston on Jan. 19, 2010, after winning a special election held to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy. Credit: Charles Krupa, AP Scott Brown not only ran a good Senate...

Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too

According to a recent story by psychiatrist Dr. Richard Friedman in The New York Times, postpartum depression doesn't just affect new mothers -- fathers can suffer the devastation, too. Here are some of the most interesting points of the story. ...

Dad Lets 11-year-old Son Drive, Gets Arrested

Would you let your kid drive your car? Photo: SXC.hu
Las Vegas area father Eusebio Aguilar is in trouble with the law after he let his 11-year-old son drive home from the grocery store. Police say that Aguilar "may have just been too drunk to...

Father's Day Fun - Links We Love

It's time to get ready for Father's Day! Photo: sxc.hu
Got a stepfather to buy for this Father's Day? Or maybe an ex that your kids need to shop for? Here are some helpful hints when shopping for stepfamily. -- Divine Caroline
He makes a...

New Book Says That Fatherhood Can Be A 'Misery' For Dads

Move over "Bad Mother." Make room for "Bad Father." According London's "Daily Mail," men are finally speaking up about the sadness they feel when they have kids.
Day Out with Daddy: Celebrity Dads and Kids Matthew McConaughey...

Children's Books - Where Have all the Good Dads Gone?

Are dads treated unfairly in children's books?. Image: John Flinchbaugh on Flickr
Dads today are more involved in child care and family life than ever. They change diapers, they wake for midnight feedings and sometimes, they're even the...

Modern Fathers the Equivalent of Hired Help?

Have fathers lost their place in the family? Photo courtesy Friendscallme on Flickr Michael Lewis is a father of three who is feeling a little under-appreciated. He's written a book, based on a series of amusing pieces he wrote for Slate, called...

6th Grader Sues Dad Over Grounding - And Wins

Most kids complain bitterly when they are grounded. Some will sneak out, while others will settle for slamming doors and announcing that they hate the person making the rules. But sometimes, kids get creative when they're punished: A 6th grader in...

Old-Fashioned Baby Names, or Old Ladies?

I love pretty names for our daughter, but also "cute" and old fashioned names. My favorites are Mae, Delia, and Daisy. My husband says that all he can picture when he hears these names is a little old lady. He likes more familiar names like...

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