CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1998 |
The man accused of beating his 5-year-old son to death and burying him in a shallow forest grave had been charged with child abuse involving another of his children in 1996, according to police and court records. But police said they can find no evidence that the case was reported to child welfare workers, who said police routinely report such cases.
June 15, 2013 |
Evolution is a terrific thing for humans to learn about but a terrible thing to learn from. Case in point: fathers. Biology generates behavior that renders mammalian fathers something less than admirable, at least by ethical perspectives. Two factors are especially responsible: the consequence of being sperm-makers, as compared with the egg-making specialty that defines females, and the divergent effects of internal fertilization on male and female reproductive tactics - in brief, "Mommy's babies, Daddy's maybes.
September 10, 2013 |
Smaller testicle size in men appears to be linked to greater involvement in child rearing, according to Georgia researchers. The study , published recently in the journal PNAS, was conducted by anthropologists at Emory University in Atlanta and involved 70 local fathers ages 21 to 43. The study participants, who were recruited with fliers and Facebook advertisements, all had children who were 1 or 2 years old. Researchers measured the...
March 14, 2011 |
Postpartum depression among mothers is well-known, and medical professionals know to keep an eye out for signs that a mother's blues are affecting her child. A new study suggests that they should be on the lookout for sad dads too. Fathers who are depressed are more than three times as likely to spank their 1-year-old children as fathers who are not depressed, reported researchers from the University of Michigan in the April edition of the journal Pediatrics. Depressed dads are also less likely to read to their children at least three times a week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1995
I laughed, I cried, I applauded . . . I sighed. Ruth Rosen had recruited this angry white male conservative to her side (Column Left, March 21). The solution to youth violence should be a matter of bilateral agreement: Legislation must be enacted to hold all fathers equally responsible for the children they sire. Surely it is no mystery that without mature, paternal guidance, adolescents are developing their own street societies, forming wolf packs (read: gangs) and responding to life's very difficult challenges by lashing out immediately and violently.
August 20, 1989
Re: your article on Dennis Cohen ("Counsel for Collections," by Kathleen Doheny, Aug. 7): I was on a radio show one-on-one with Mr. Cohen and so I am familiar with his--shall we call it "style"? I, as president and founder of Fathers of America, would like to make a few comments. Cohen says, "It's nice to wear a white hat." Absolutely--when it's lined with money. Money taken out of the mouths of babes. He takes one-third of the amount collected. For your information, the law specifically states that in cases involving child support, the legal fees are collectible from the father.