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Better fathers have smaller testicles: Study finds evolutionary trade-off between mating prowess and parenting involvement

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Fathers with smaller testes are more involved in child care, and their brains are also more responsive when looking at photos of their own children, according to research published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences1.

 

Evolutionary biologists have long observed a trade-off in male primates between mating efforts to produce more offspring and the time males spend caring for their progeny. For instance, male chimpanzees, which are especially promiscuous, sport testes that are twice as big as those of humans, make a lot of sperm and generally do not provide paternal care. By contrast, male gorillas have relatively small testes and protect their young. The latest study suggests that humans, whose paternal care varies widely, show evidence of both approaches.

 

The analysis1 incorporates measures of testicular volume, brain activity and paternal behaviour, notes Peter Gray, an anthropologist at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who was not involved in the study. “We’ve got something that pulls those strands together, and it does so in a really interesting way.”


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Happiness in parenting - Deseret News

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Parents of blended families — especially stepfathers — are more likely to experience a strain on their mental health.
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Learning to deal with the stresses of being a parent in blended families. Being a parent to your biological children who don't live with you, while having a parental role to the children of the person you live with.

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7 Ways for Parents to Stay Calm, Cool and Connected - Huffington Post

7 Ways for Parents to Stay Calm, Cool and Connected - Huffington Post | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Yes, there is a mound of research that shows that emotional support, resilience skills, healthy lifestyle habits, mindfulness and stress management techniques work; not only that, these skills can positively influence the mind-body connection in...
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Ways to help parents stay calm, cool and collected.

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Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything

Parenting as a Gen Xer: We’re the first generation of parents in the age of iEverything | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
I am the first generation that straddled a world with technology and without. That makes parenting our kids and their iChildhoods pretty daunting.

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We are living through the first generation of parents dealing with all pervasive digital technology invading childhoods.

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Talk to Teens About Being Responsible on Social Media - US News

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Posting questionable content online could affect a teen's future.
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Talking to teens about being responsible when using social media is now part of parenting.

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Listening to Parents: What It Means to Be an Ally

Listening to Parents: What It Means to Be an Ally | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
The best ways to build trust with parents are thinking before you react, being fully present, not offering quick fixes, and committing to follow-ups.

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Trust -- leading to success -- works both ways: in education, and in parenting.

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Americans are obsessed with parenting advice. So why are our kids so miserable?

Americans are obsessed with parenting advice. So why are our kids so miserable? | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Our childrearing is stuck in the dark ages.

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All that advice and what is really happening within families? 

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How Do Teachers, Parents Approach Online Safety?

How Do Teachers, Parents Approach Online Safety? | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Today, children in elementary school often have just as much, if not more, technology know-how than adults. But as children’s tech use increases, and as they spend more time online, digital citizenship and safety issues become even more important. Parents look to teachers to pass knowledge to students, and teachers look to parents to help …

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Do parents and teachers support each other in making sure kids are safe online?

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Michael Millard's curator insight, November 6, 2014 4:31 PM

Säkerheten på nätet. Vem tar ansvar för att barn lever säkert på nätet?

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Empathic parenting and the fear of tears

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You cannot read many parenting articles before you will inevitably encounter a confusing array of jargon. Attachment parenting, free-range parenting, gentle parenting, continuum parenting, natural ...

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Parenting styles and techniques...it's a minefield out there!

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Prevent Child Abuse Nebraska : Parents & Caregivers : Parents and Caregivers

Prevent Child Abuse Nebraska : Parents & Caregivers : Parents and Caregivers | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
PSA- Positive Parenting - http://t.co/IvfUzYWXC6 http://t.co/TAJjpdFmNt #nowplaying #listenlive
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How Parental Involvement Improves Student Academic Performance | Waterford Institute

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How involved are the parents at your school? http://t.co/YaNIEuPas8 #edchat #education
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Parental substance abuse main reason Kansas children removed from their homes - Kansas.com

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“The mother admitted she smokes methamphetamine through the day but not all day,” says a child-in-need-of-care petition, filed Aug.
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Dads2Dads: Explorations into the evolving family compensation - Lebanon Democrat

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Dads2Dads: Explorations into the evolving family compensation
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Love the children under your roof—your own and/or any others who need nurturing. Tell them so. Make it clear through a word, a smile, ...
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Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals

Tweens, teens adept at hiding internet activities from parents, McAfee report reveals | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Most youngsters believe their parents are oblivious to their web activities, while some admit to making fake social media profiles and fudging browser histories to deceive tech-savvy ones, a new report shows.

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How Bruce Jenner Is Helping Transgendered Kids Everywhere - Babble

How Bruce Jenner Is Helping Transgendered Kids Everywhere - Babble | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Bruce Jenner is unwittingly at the center of a conversation on gender and a changing view of what's normal. A conversation we desperately need to have.
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Transgender kids: a conversation that needs to take place

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New range of alcopops that appeal to kids leaves parents fuming

New range of alcopops that appeal to kids leaves parents fuming | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
AT FIRST glance they look like any energy drink, ginger beer or sparkling apple juice found at most supermarkets.

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New products in the market are giving more headaches to parents trying to prevent under age alcohol drinking.

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Parenting is Not a Competitve Sport!

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Daily Dose Parenting is Not a Competitve Sport! 1:30 to read When did parenting become the latest competitive sport? I have heard all sorts of new parents, even on their...

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Parenting a competitive sport?  Believe it or not that is how some  parents view their "role in managing their offspring's road to success"

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, December 16, 2014 7:55 AM

Nice reminder for certain demographics.

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Kids in crisis - Lancaster Today

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A ‘toxic trio’ of abuse, mental health and substance misuse has contributed to a huge increase in children in Lancaster being taken into care.
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When to Introduce Your Child to a Smartphone or Tablet . Articles . Children and Media . PBS Parents | PBS

When to Introduce Your Child to a Smartphone or Tablet . Articles . Children and Media . PBS Parents | PBS | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
When to Introduce Your Child to a Smartphone or Tablet

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, December 5, 2014 6:33 AM

Jumped that one a little early...

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Canada Targets Indigenous Children to Eliminate Treaty Responsibilities

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I write this article for Universal Children’s Day , November 20th, first proclaimed by the United Nations in 1954.  This is a day that Canada recognizes and is known to celebrate, yet at the same...

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Are the Universal rights of the child not universal if you are a child from the First nations in Canada?

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Column: Here's Why I Want My Son, and All Boys, to Play With Dolls - Valley News

Column: Here's Why I Want My Son, and All Boys, to Play With Dolls - Valley News | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Shortly after the birth of my third child, I was walking through Washington, D.C. My wife and I were pushing
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Interesting article tackling one of the many  challenges we face when bringing up our children in modern life...why boys playing with dolls can cause playground controversy?

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Listen to children and young people, says Tam Baillie - Civil Service World

Listen to children and young people, says Tam Baillie - Civil Service World | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Civil Service World Listen to children and young people, says Tam Baillie Civil Service World These were young people who had serious substance misuse problems, who had alcohol problems, who would experience rape, who would overdose, and some of...
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Listen to children and young people.

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Bad Parent, Good Mummy: Parenting Techniques You Should Avoid

Bad Parent, Good Mummy: Parenting Techniques You Should Avoid | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
The title of this article may sound somewhat confusing. How can you be a bad parent but a good mummy? The answer is that there is a definite difference
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Life notes: Parents advocating for children makes a difference - Richmond Times-Dispatch (blog)

Life notes: Parents advocating for children makes a difference - Richmond Times-Dispatch (blog) | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Dawn McCoy never dreamed she’d be using the professional skills she honed as an education advocate to secure appropriate resources for her child.
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Parents advocating for their children, using their professional skills on behalf of their special needs child, etc.

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James Cracknell's perfect weekend adventure - Telegraph.co.uk

James Cracknell's perfect weekend adventure - Telegraph.co.uk | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk James Cracknell's perfect weekend adventure Telegraph.co.uk I'm always coming across those life-affirming idioms on social media – such as "You will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory" – and some resonate...
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Taking time with the kids is not impossible, and if you leave tablets and smartphones behind...

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Parent Partnership in Education: Resource Roundup

Parent Partnership in Education: Resource Roundup | Parenting ain't easy! | Scoop.it
Experts agree that parent involvement in education is a big predictor of student success. So where can parents begin? We've compiled a list of articles, videos, and other resources to help you engage productively with your kids' teachers and school.

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Parent involvement in education is more effective than what parents themselves think...so, where can parents begin?  This article gives you a list of resources.

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