Parenting - Behaviour | 0-1 yrs

The Importance Of Father–newborn Bonding

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The father–newborn bond is as important as the bond between the mother and the newborn. Unfortunately, not much research has been carried out on how to help fathers connect with their newborn. The resultant lack of knowledge and information on how to bond with their newborn leaves most fathers confused. But, with ample encouragement and guidance, fathers can also play an active role in the care and upbringing of their newborn.

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The Importance Of Fathers

"The fathers have eaten a sour grape and the children's teeth are set on edge" . (Jeremiah, Book 31, Verse 29) This quote from the Bible represented the power of the father as the primary authority of the family for many centuries. His word was un...

The Science Of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter

Within the last several decades, though, scientists are increasingly realizing just how much dads matter. Just like women, fathers' bodies respond to parenthood, and their parenting style affects their kids just as much, and sometimes more, than m...

Dad And Baby Bonding

Most of the bonding research has focused on mother-infant bonding, with the father given only honorable mention. In recent years fathers, too, have been the subject of bonding research and have even merited a special term for the dad and baby rela...

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Daddy-Bonding Important For New Babies

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New Dads: How To Bond With Your Baby

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10 Tips For New Fathers

If you are a new dad, guess what research shows is one of the best things you can do to bond with your new baby and make your marriage stronger? Change his diaper. Yep... Becoming a new father can be a daunting task, but there are ten things to ke...

8 Ways For Dads To Bond With Baby

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Bonding With Your Baby

One of the best ways to bond is to find a private, peaceful time you can spend with your baby. Smile at him, look into his eyes, and talk to him. The earlier you star t being with your baby and doing things with him the more bonded you will both f...

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