Father’s who sleep closer to their children experience a drop in testosterone

Fathers who co-sleep with their children may be more responsive their children’s needs.

Mothers and fathers both are biologically adapted to respond to children. New research from the University of Notre Dame shows that dads who sleep near their children experience a drop in testosterone. Previous research from humans and other species suggests this decrease might make men more responsive to their children’s needs and help them focus on the demands of parenthood.

 

 

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Having children reduces a man’s risk of heart disease

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Having kids reduces a man’s risk of heart disease by 20%.

Having children could mean healthier hearts for men. A decade-long study of 135,000 men found that those who remained child-free had a higher risk of dying from heart disease than those who ‘sowed their oats.’  Men who had children reduced their risk of heart disease by 20%.

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Dad’s spend twice as much time with kid’s than they did a few generations ago

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“Take Time To Be a Dad Today”

The percentage of  fathers in the U.S. who live apart from their children has doubled over the last 50 years. But, many dad’s today are spending more than twice as much time with their kids as they did back then.

 

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Study: You Are What Your Father Eats

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Your father’s diet while growing up can affect your future health.

Researchers have discovered that a father’s lifestyle can be passed down to his children because it “reprograms” his genes.  The study shows the hereditary effects of a process called “epigenetics” which is how our environment and lifestyle can permanently alter our genes as we grow up.

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New Era of Designer Babies with Three Parents and No Hereditary Diseases

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How the new designer babies are made.

Dozens of human embryos with three parents have been created by British scientists, ushering in an era of designer babies.  The embryos – which effectively have two mothers and one father – have been genetically engineered to be free from incurable muscle, brain, heart and digestive illnesses, some of which kill within hours of being born.

 

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Amazing Photos – Parenting in a World of Chaos

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Parenting is challenging even in the best of times

Best advice to new parents – be flexible, be creative, and feel free to rewrite the rules whenever you have to. Being a parent is now more difficult that ever, and this amazing series of photos does an amazing job of capturing the craziness of our times. (Pics)

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Mother Gives Birth To Twins Who Have Different Fathers

Mother Gives Birth To Twins Who Have Different Fathers

Twins with different fathers 

Mia Washington, an American mother, has given birth to twins who have different fathers.  Miss Washington admitted she was having an affair when she conceived, when two eggs were fertilised by the sperm of two men.   “I have twins, but they’re by different fathers,” said Miss Washington told Fox News.

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Mothers Have a Favorite Child

 Mothers Have a Favorite Child

 Almost 20 percent of the 1,000 parents quizzed said that
they love one of their children more than the others
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Far from being a social myth, there really are mummy’s boys and girls out there who get preferential treatment from their mother ahead of their other siblings. One in six mothers admitted that they favored one or another of their children in the survey by parenting website Netmums.

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Henry The Reptile To Become A Father At 111

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An Active Feller

A sex romp early this year of Henry, a century-old tuatara from Invercargill, has resulted in his lover Mildred laying 12 eggs. Henry, a resident at Southland Museum since 1970, finally proved his manhood at 111 years old.

He had never shown an interest in mating until he was caught getting intimate with the much younger Mildred, aged between 70 and 80.
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