the state of being a father.
the qualities or spirit of a father.
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How to use fatherhood in a sentence
As a sociologist and Canadian studies scholar, I am interested in how social policies affect fatherhood in different countries.Why have Canadian dads pulled ahead of American fathers in parenting? | Kevin Shafer | July 27, 2021 | 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.
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.The Secret of the Totem | Andrew Lang
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.A Little Girl in Old Salem | Amanda Minnie Douglas
Such a hope renders feeble, sinful men not altogether unworthy of Gods fatherhood.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews | Thomas Charles Edwards
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.Somehow Good | William de Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for fatherhood
the state or responsibility of being a father
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