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Older Dads

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...

What My Son Has Taught Me in the First 100 Days

Robert Manni | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Robert Manni

Last week, strapping on a baby carrier for the first time, I toted my little guy around the city and thought about all the things he's taught me during his short life.

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 ...

What Time's Article on Older Dads Did Not Report

Len Filppu | Posted 06.30.2013 | Parents
Len Filppu

You see, being a dad in midlife is not about superficial externals such as dying one's hair or getting a facelift to pass as a younger man. It's an inside job. It's about accepting the unique realities and learning to accentuate the many attributes mature men bring to the table.

Making It To 50

Ron Brounes | Posted 04.04.2013 | Fifty
Ron Brounes

At midnight, we said goodbye to 2012 (and to my 40s) and awoke the next day eager to tackle the new year (and my next decade). I actually made it through my milestone without much anxiety or depression (until my friend pointed out that I am now closer in age to 65 than to 35).

Aging Sperm? Not the World's End

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

Judith Shulevitz's recent New Republic essay on how later parenthood is "upending American society" claims that delaying kids could lead us down a rabbit hole of genetic decline. The piece gathers much of its energy from new studies suggesting that male sperm quality decays with age.

A Different Day, a Different Time

Ron Brounes | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Ron Brounes

When I was growing up (half a century ago), life was different. Telephones had rotary dials and did not double as game consoles. Kids sat next to the TV because we didn't have remote controls to change to the other three channels and rabbit ears needed constant adjustments.

Beyond the Science of Older New Dads and Baby's Longevity

Joel Brokaw | Posted 08.15.2012 | Parents
Joel Brokaw

There is an extra Father's Day gift for us older new dads. It seems that scientists have discovered how our offspring may enjoy a longer life the older the birth father happens to be.

Good News For Older Dads

AP | MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 08.11.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Finally, some good news for older dads. A new study hints that their children and even their grandchildren may get a health benefit becaus...

The Oldest Dads On Earth

Lisa Belkin | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When Gordon Bock starts wondering whether it really was insane to become a father at 45, and when he starts to do the math about how old he will be when his little girl graduates from college, or even high school, or, heck, preschool, he will stop and think about the Loggerhead turtle.

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...

How Old Is 'Too Old' For Fatherhood?

TheDailyBeast.com | Posted 01.08.2012 | Parents

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...