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Father-Daughter Duo Arrested After 150mph Chase

A lesson in parental bonding from Texas

(Newser) - Father-daughter bonding is important. But not like this. Not like this! NBC DFW reports a 41-year-old man and his 19-year-old daughter were arrested after allegedly robbing a North Texas bank at gunpoint and leading police on a high-speed chase yesterday. Michael Bailey is suspected of robbing the bank then getting... More »

A Lesson on Life, Fatherhood From Steve Jobs

Nick Bilton passes it along after the birth of his son

(Newser) - The birth of his son has Nick Bilton thinking about the lessons he'd like to pass along, and he relays one in the New York Times courtesy of the example of Steve Jobs. It begins when Jobs had lunch with a mutual friend, and he twice sent back orange... More »

Young Dads More Likely to Die Younger

A large study in Finland finds it's riskiest for men to have kids by age 22

(Newser) - The younger men are when they become fathers, the more likely they are to die by their 40s or 50s, according to a large new study out of Finland. Researchers say they've seen this link before, but wanted to test it using brothers who share similar DNA to better... More »

There's Science Behind the 'Dad Bod'

First-time fathers gain between 3.3 to 4.4 pounds on average: study

(Newser) - There's science behind the plump dad bod: A new study that tracked the weight of 10,000 males over 20 years from adolescence into their early 30s finds the average 6-foot tall, first-time father gains 4.4 pounds if he lives with his child after birth and about 3.... More »

Older Dad? Mental Illness Risk Goes Up

But study shouldn't discourage older dads, experts say

(Newser) - Are older dads more likely to have troubled children? A wide-ranging new study suggests yes, linking older fathers to an increased risk of a wide range of mental disorders as well as lower grades in school and a higher risk of drug problems. Children born to 45-year-old fathers were more... More »

New Birth Defect Risk: Dad's Vitamin Deficiency

Father's lack of B9 jacks risk 28% in baby mice

(Newser) - Seems it's not just moms-to-be who need to watch what they eat. Men who don't get enough vitamin B9 may put their children at higher risk of birth defects, a study suggests. "It’s always put on the mother that it’s her health that determines the... More »

Do Men Need More Rights on 'Forced Fatherhood'?

Two bloggers disagree on consequences of unplanned pregnancies

(Newser) - With Father's Day near comes a debate about "forced fatherhood." The phrase refers to guys who get turned into fathers against their will through unplanned pregnancies, explains Laurie Shrage in the New York Times . Men in this situation "have few choices," she writes. It's... More »

World's Oldest Dad: 96-Year-Old Indian

Ramajit Raghav had first kid at age 94

(Newser) - An Indian man is being called the oldest father in the world after fathering a second child at age 96—two years after having his first son, the Telegraph reports. "We had planned for another baby after my first son was born in 2010," says Ramajit Raghav. "... More »

If Your Dad Is Older, You May Live Longer

Older men provide life-expectancy boost in baby's DNA: study

(Newser) - As men get older, their DNA matures—and when that genetic material is passed on to children, it may mean a longer life for the kids, researchers find. Thus kids with older dads and grandfathers may be "genetically programmed" for higher life expectancies, the BBC reports. It all comes... More »

Where's Weiner? Playing Daddy

The former congressman still hasn't found his post-scandal gig

(Newser) - For those who didn't learn the hard way last year to not wonder what Anthony Weiner does in his free time, the New York Post has the scoop, now that he has a lot more of it: In a nutshell, the Democrats' former rising star is changing a lot... More »

Guy Wants a Break on Child Support—for 30 Kids

Minimum wage earner gives some of his kids' moms just $1.49 per month

(Newser) - Move over, Jon and Kate. Time to retire, Duggar family. Because Desmond Hatchett has you all beat—he has 30 children, courtesy of 11 different women. And as the 33-year-old Tennessee man earns just minimum wage, he's asking the courts to give him a break on his child support... More »

Are Today's Dads the New 'Second Sex'?

Gary Moskowitz notices how easily he's ignored

(Newser) - One father in London is feeling rather "invisible"—especially when doctors, nurses, and babysitters start talking. "Some of them have cut me off midsentence, and they often speak directly to my wife, even though I’m standing right there," writes Gary Moskowitz in the New York ... More »

Babies Cut Dads' Testosterone

That makes men better parents, researchers believe

(Newser) - Who knew newborns could have such a significant physical impact on their dads' bodies? Scientists have discovered that fathers experience a significant reduction in their body's testosterone with the birth of a son or daughter. They believe it's Mother Nature's way of making men less interested in... More »

Obama's 'Second Job': Coach on Sasha's Team

President stresses importance of being a dad in radio address

(Newser) - Is there a responsibility as demanding or important as being commander-in-chief of the United States? President Obama thinks so, and it's called being a dad. On his pre-Father's Day radio address today, the president reflected on his own father's absence and discussed some of the ways he'... More »

Postpartum Blues Hit Dads, Too

And those fathers are more likely to spank their young kids: study

(Newser) - New moms aren’t the only ones who may end up battling depression: Dads can face a similar problem, and those who do are more likely to spank their 1-year-olds, a study finds. Some 40% of depressed fathers reported spanking kids that age, while only 13% of dads who weren’... More »

Daughters Are Great, But ...

Retro preference for sons is alive and well

(Newser) - Aaron Traister is thrilled to have a daughter—“I was just as excited about my daughter as I was about my son,” he writes. “And she's even better out of the belly.” But the nagging preference for male children in our society has him doubting his... More »

Obama Owns Up: Michelle Made More Sacrifices

Many men 'still a little obtuse' about imbalance in household dynamics

(Newser) - The men in many families need to be "knocked across the head every once in a while" to realize how much more work their partners are putting into child-raising, President Obama says, and the Obamas are no exception. "There's no doubt that our family, like a lot of... More »

Guys, Take a Page From Chabon's Manhood for Amateurs

Michael Chabon's essays on fatherhood, manhood paint him as quite a catch

(Newser) - Michael Chabon throws his voice into the widening pool of “daddy diaries” with Manhood for Amateurs, which offers “poignant meditations on manhood, fatherhood, and aspects of his own childhood.” The Pulitzer Prize-winning author emerges from the essays “as a prince among men,” writes Heller McAlpin... More »

Help—I'm Jealous of My Own Kid!

Dads wrestle with idea that youngsters have it better than they did

(Newser) - You’re trying to give your kids the best: karate lessons, top schools, the latest video games. “You couldn't be prouder, really,” writes Christopher Noxon in Details, until “it hits you: you’re jealous.” Your childhood was never this good, and now, as your kid expands... More »

Brady: Life and Football Don't 'Stop for Anyone'

(Newser) - Tom Brady has a busy life even if you don’t include answering questions about his ex-girlfriend, kid, wife, and his return to football after a devastating injury. But a perfectly literal statement about his sport sums up his approach to everything else. “The game goes on,” he... More »

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