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Do fathers matter? : what science is telling us about the parent we've overlooked

Author: Paul Raeburn
Publisher: New York : Scientific American/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An award-winning journalist and father of five discusses the various stages of fatherhood, revealing the profound physiological connections between children and fathers, from conception through adolescence and into adulthood--and the importance of the relationship between mothers and fathers. In the process, he challenges the legacy of Freud and mainstream views of parental attachment, and also explains how we can  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Raeburn
ISBN: 9780374141042 0374141045 0374535353 9780374535353
OCLC Number: 863100437
Description: 272 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Cleaning out the attic --
The roots of fatherhood: pygmies, finches, and famine --
Conception: the genetic tug-of-war --
Pregnancy: hormones, depression, and the first fight --
Fathers in the lab: of mice and men --
Infants: sculpting fathers' brains --
Children: language, learning, and Batman --
Teenagers: absence, puberty, and faithful voles --
Older fathers: the rewards and risks of waiting --
What fathers do --
Afterword: Fathers matter.
Responsibility: Paul Raeburn.

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Collects research to show that fathers have a profound impact on their children's lives - from conception to adulthood. The author explains how fathers' roles are distinctly different from those of  Read more...

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