“Men with smaller testes and lower testosterone levels were more involved in care-giving…It could also be that when men become more involved as caregivers, their testes shrink.”
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A recent study examined 322 mid to late teens in northern Italy to determine if there is a connection among the following factors: a teen’s bond with their parents, peer influence, and risky driving behavior.
The results suggested that a father’s bond with an adolescent child has no influence on risky driving. However, a mother’s bond with her teen has an indirect influence. In other words, a mother’s bond is strongly associated with a teen’s ability to resist peer influence. In turn, a teen’s ability to resist peer influence has an effect on the teen’s willingness to take risks while driving. Therefore, by strengthening her bond with her adolescent child, a mother indirectly increases the safety of that child when he or she starts driving.
Abstract: The parental bond, resistance to peer influence, and risky driving in adolescence, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour
“Key findings among fathers living with children younger than 5:
—9 in 10 bathed, diapered, helped them use the toilet or get dressed at least several times weekly.
—Even higher numbers played with them and ate meals with them that often.
—Almost 2 out of 3 read to them at least several times weekly.”
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