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noun as in paternity

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As a sociologist and Canadian studies scholar, I am interested in how social policies affect fatherhood in different countries.

From Quartz

The report authors argue that a “new kind of fatherhood” — one premised on love, teaching and direct child care — has “already replaced the father-as-provider, separate spheres” model of parenting in the United States.

From Ozy

All these men’s books about fatherhood say, “I wish there was more room to go to therapy and talk about my feelings.”

It’s how we reinvent fatherhood for a changing cultural ethos.

In our new study, we wanted to focus on sitcom dads’ interactions with their children, given how fatherhood has changed in American culture.

Indeed, study after study affirms the benefits of involved fatherhood for women and children.

In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.

He is the author of a bestselling book titled simply Fatherhood.

Depictions of fatherhood on the flatscreen have also made notable progress recently.

Beyond the realm of pop culture, fatherhood has also become an area of interest to researchers and policymakers.

Nor do they ignore fatherhood, as we saw, in affairs of inheritance of local office and totemic rites.

And this was all the funeral oration delivered over him who had been for Eugene the type and embodiment of fatherhood.

For it was not as a father he loved her, though he had played a little at fatherhood in the beginning.

Such a hope renders feeble, sinful men not altogether unworthy of Gods Fatherhood.

He beat off—fought against—that hideous fatherhood of Sally's that he could not bear, that image that he felt might drive him mad.


On this page you'll find 4 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fatherhood, such as: parenthood, parentage, fathership, and progenitorship.

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