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Report finds fathers feel closer to children during pandemic

Amid the many tragic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for individuals and families, recent Harvard research has uncovered one significant—if potentially fleeting—silver lining for fathers and children. Dads across ...

Parents, especially mothers, paying heavy price for lockdown

School closures, massive rates of job loss and furloughing, and a shift to working from home are all affecting how parents spend their time, and how mothers and fathers divide responsibilities for paid work, housework and ...

A new explanation for the origins of human fatherhood

Humans differ from other primates in the types and amounts of care that males provide for their offspring. The precise timing of the emergence of human "fatherhood" is unknown, but a new theory proposes that it emerged from ...

Does flexible work 'work' for Aussie parents?

An Australian study examining the relationship between flexibility and parent health has revealed formal family-friendly workplace provisions alone are not meeting the demands of working mothers and fathers.

Glimpses of fatherhood found in non-pair-bonding chimps

Although they have no way of identifying their biological fathers, male chimpanzees form intimate bonds with them, a finding that questions the idea of fatherhood in some of humanity's closest relatives, according to a study ...

Stay-at-home dads still face barriers

Fathers make an important contribution when they stay at home as primary caregiver for their children—but they continue to face major social hurdles and stigmas, according to Flinders University researchers in a new book, ...

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Father

A father is defined as a male parent of any type of offspring. The adjective "paternal" refers to father, parallel to "maternal" for mother. The verb "to father" means to procreate or to sire a child from which also derives the gerund "fathering".

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