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American kids have something to celebrate: Spanking has hit a new low.
About one in three parents said they spanked their kids in 2017 compared to 50% in 1993, new research shows.
"Fewer parents are spanking, and I think it's helpful for people to know that and that there are tools that are more effective than spanking," said Christopher Mehus, lead author of a new stu...
Father's Day is a once-a-year celebration of the bond between Dad and his kids, but cementing that bond takes a year-round commitment.
A new study suggests the type of involvement (caregiving vs. play) and the timing (workday vs. weekend) make a difference.
University of Georgia researchers found that dads who take time off work to be with their kids strengthen the bond between...
A face-lift for Father's Day, anyone?
It could happen: A new report finds many more men are taking advantage of the same plastic surgeries that have long been associated with women.
The midlife decision by men to try a face-lift or other procedure has been nicknamed the "Daddy-Do-Over" -- referencing the "Mommy Makeover" for women.
Whatever it's called, "men are em...
It's not just Moms: Just ahead of Father's Day, a new survey finds that about half of American dads say they've been criticized about their parenting styles.
The way they enforced discipline topped the list of things naysayers called them to task on, with two-thirds of critiques focused on that subject.
Forty-four percent of the time, the criticism came from a family member...
Just because a guy can make babies later in life doesn't mean it's risk-free.
The partners and children of men who become fathers at an older age are at increased risk for health problems, a new study finds.
"While it is widely accepted that physiological changes that occur in women after 35 can affect conception, pregnancy and the health of the child, most men do not realiz...
Fathers-to-be who expose their pregnant partners to secondhand smoke put their babies at risk of heart defects, researchers warn.
For the new study, investigators in China reviewed 125 studies that included a total of nearly 9 million prospective parents and more than 137,000 babies with congenital heart defects.
All types of parental smoking were...
Here's some straight talk about the value of "the talk."
Fathers who talk with their teenage sons about condom use can help prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancies, researchers say.
Condoms are the only contraceptive method that can prevent pregnancy and the spread of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. Yet, recent U.S. government...
Childhood memories of good connections with your parents can benefit your physical and mental health, according to new research.
The study found that older adults with fond recollections of early relationships with their parents were more likely to have better health, fewer chronic illnesses and a lower risk of depression.
Researchers analyzed two databases that included mor...
More men are delaying fatherhood, and new research suggests that might raise the risk of both birth complications and infant health problems.
When new fathers are aged 45 or older, there's an increased chance of preterm birth, infant seizures and even gestational diabetes in the mother, the study found.
"When you think about fertility, don't forget the father. Having a baby ...
Postpartum depression isn't limited to moms.
Rates of depression among new fathers are similar to those among new mothers, and more needs to be done to help these men, two psychologists say.
"Recent research has shown that roughly 10 percent of new dads experience postpartum depression, and up to 18 percent have some type of anxiety disorder," said Dan Singley, of the Center...
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