Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked with Paul Raeburn

Program: 
Healthwatch
Air date: 
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked with Paul Raeburn

For too long, we’ve thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are “expecting”? Do fathers affect their children’s language development? What are the risks and rewards of being an older-than-average father at the time the child is born? What happens to a father’s hormone levels at every stage of his child’s development, and can a child influence the father’s health? Just how much do fathers matter? In Do Fathers Matter? the award-winning journalist Paul Raeburn overturns the many myths and stereotypes of fatherhood as he examines the latest scientific findings on the parent we’ve often overlooked.

 

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