By virtue of physiology, mothers are favoured when it comes to taking time off to be with their baby. But if we’re sticking to a purely scientific stance on who should be staying at home in those early months, the evidence that dads’ presence in their child’s life—from birth–is integral to emotional development, should also warrant more leeway for paternity leave. So far, the findings haven’t changed things–and now Dads speak up on why the status quo doesn’t match their vision of fatherhood…
While it’s an accepted fact nowadays that human males look after their young, it is not so simple in the rest of the animal kingdom! Many male animals abandon their young, and some (such as male grizzly bears) will even eat their own children if they get hungry! Luckily we humans usually avoid bad parenting like this, but there are a few exceptions in the animal kingdom that put even the best human fathers to shame! Here’s our top three favourite best dads that nature has produced:
Once upon a time, “geek” may not have been the aspirational label it is today – thankfully, we’re more appreciative of brain power over brawn and bravado this side of the millennium — and a good thing, too; given that studies suggest older parents are on the rise, and older dads, specifically, are apparently prone to producing “geeky” progeny.
Obviously, dads old and new are inherently proud of their progeny (rapscallion or otherwise) — but according to new research, siring some offspring has the unexpected effect of making men feel good about themselves, too.
Mums and dads have been trying to crack the Da Vinci code of baby sleep for eons; so anything that seems to work for one (not matter how dubious) is worth a go — especially if it takes just 15 seconds – and a single word.