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Older Fathers

What It's Like To Be A First-Time Father In My 50s

James Baxley | Posted 11.28.2016 | Fifty
James Baxley

At 51, I thought I had escaped fatherhood; I had dodged a few close calls along the way though. After those close calls I made sure that I didn't have any unplanned children until after I was married and settled down . . . that was the right thing to do. Wasn't it?

7 Celebrities Embracing Fatherhood After 50

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty

Crooner Billy Joel became a father again this past week when his 33-year-old wife, Alexis Roderick Joel, gave birth to a little girl, Della Rose. At 6...

Dads' Biological Clocks: The Risks Are Huge. Or Are They?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Paul Raeburn

It might come as a relief to some women that they are not alone with respect to these difficult decisions. But is that reason to cheer?

Turns Out Men Have A Biological Clock Too | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents

Do men have a biological clock of sorts? A large new study suggests they may....

Dads' Age Linked With Kids' Mental Health Problems

Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 02/26/2014 04:34 PM EST on LiveScience Men planning to have kids may want to keep an eye on their bi...

Do Older Males Make Better Fathers? Beetle Study Says 'Yes'

Posted 06.19.2013 | Fifty

What do burying beetles have in common with humans? Older males are better fathers to their offspring, according to a new study. A study conducted ...

Late Bloomer: How Becoming a Father at Fifty-Something Was Worth the Wait

Robert Manni | Posted 08.03.2013 | Parents
Robert Manni

When he first looked into my eyes and screamed at the top of his lungs, a rush of love poured through my body unlike anything I'd experienced before. To say it was worth the wait is insufficient.

Are We There Yet? The End Of Men, The Rise Of Dads

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.10.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Will this be the moment when fathers finally listen? Combined as it is with every other social trend, is this what it will take to change the roles of fathers into what we've been hoping for and hinting at for years?

Older Fathers: Now We Know More About the Risks Their Children Face

Paul Raeburn | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Paul Raeburn

An important study appearing today in the journal Nature sharply advances what's known about the risks faced by the children of older fathers.

Too Old To Be A Dad?

The Daily Beast | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

Alexander is, on paper and otherwise, a success. He has degrees from two Ivy League schools. He runs his own consulting business, with offices in Bost...

Worried About Being An Older Dad?

Bryan J Miller | Posted 01.31.2012 | Fifty
Bryan J Miller

As an older parent puffing along in the early laps of child rearing, I can offer one piece of advice: Enough with the math. Resist calculating your decline against the kid's milestones.

Am I Too Old To Be a Dad?

Len Filppu | Posted 10.02.2011 | Parents
Len Filppu

I realized that not one of my younger parent friends had ever discriminated against me because of my age. I had been my own worst enemy.

How Late Is Too Late For Fatherhood?

Times Online | Dr Mark Porter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New research suggesting that the age of your father influences your IQ - the older he was when you were born, the worse you are likely to fare when te...