Neurons that secrete oxytocin in the paraventricular nucleus in the hypothalamus are responsible for activating paternal instincts in new fathers, a mouse model study finds.
Researchers explore why our time perception alters and why we think our children are growing up faster than they actually are.
Expectant fathers with higher levels of brain activation and oxytocin later endorsed a more "child-led" empathetic style of parenting once their child was born.
A new study reports paternal anxiety is much higher than previously reported. Findings reveal anxiety in men during the perinatal period was 11%. Previous reports found anxiety in males during this period was under 4%.
Fathers who have more positive attitudes about their parenting abilities, and fatherhood in general, show differences in their brains to those who don't, researchers report.
According to researchers, dads who interact more with their children during the first few months of life have a positive impact on their baby's cognitive development.
Paternal depression may contribute to adolescent depression and behavioral problems, regardless of whether or not the father and child are genetically related, researchers say.
Rejection from fathers may lead to an increased risk of social anxiety and loneliness in children and teens, a new study reports.
According to researchers, resources, relationships and parenting beliefs play key roles in how a father spends time with his children.