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(LA Times)   Being a Mom changes a man   (latimes.com) divider line 11
    More: Interesting, social cue, primary caregiver, social cognition, anterior cingulate cortex, gay parents, neural networks, oxytocin, National Academy of Sciences  
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2014-05-29 04:48:37 AM  
Did they become irrational harpies? No, just depressed?

Okay then.
 
2014-05-29 07:56:09 AM  
220, 221 whatever it takes...
 
2014-05-29 08:34:11 AM  
As the primary caregiver for both of out sons, I'm getting a kick....
 
2014-05-29 09:08:49 AM  
So the brain develops over time depending upon the activities and routines you establish?

Whodathunkit?
 
2014-05-29 09:29:42 AM  

Mangoose: So the brain develops over time depending upon the activities and routines you establish?

Whodathunkit?


Maybe it will help debunk the idea that only women can nurture, and that men are brutes only good for labor and protection? Which might help change the perception that mothers should automatically be granted custody, or that homosexual parents are somehow depriving the children of something necessary?

/or maybe none of those things, still interesting
//I do think neuroplasticity is pretty damn cool
 
2014-05-29 12:17:35 PM  

mutterfark: Mangoose: So the brain develops over time depending upon the activities and routines you establish?

Whodathunkit?

Maybe it will help debunk the idea that only women can nurture, and that men are brutes only good for labor and protection? Which might help change the perception that mothers should automatically be granted custody, or that homosexual parents are somehow depriving the children of something necessary?

/or maybe none of those things, still interesting
//I do think neuroplasticity is pretty damn cool


Yeah. My wife has to travel for business twice a year or so, and I'm on my own with two young kids for a week or two. People my wife meets ask her all the time "are you okay leaving your kids with your husband?"
WTF people? They're my kids, and they're better behaved around me than they are her. Yes, I can feed and care for my own spawn.
Too many TV dads are incompetent boobs, and I think this has infected our collective psyche.
 
2014-05-29 01:08:32 PM  

El Dudereno: mutterfark: Mangoose: So the brain develops over time depending upon the activities and routines you establish?

Whodathunkit?

Maybe it will help debunk the idea that only women can nurture, and that men are brutes only good for labor and protection? Which might help change the perception that mothers should automatically be granted custody, or that homosexual parents are somehow depriving the children of something necessary?

/or maybe none of those things, still interesting
//I do think neuroplasticity is pretty damn cool

Yeah. My wife has to travel for business twice a year or so, and I'm on my own with two young kids for a week or two. People my wife meets ask her all the time "are you okay leaving your kids with your husband?"
WTF people? They're my kids, and they're better behaved around me than they are her. Yes, I can feed and care for my own spawn.
Too many TV dads are incompetent boobs, and I think this has infected our collective psyche.


I love it when people talk about the husband baby sitting the kids. Nope, that's called being a father.
 
2014-05-29 01:47:31 PM  

El Dudereno: Yeah. My wife has to travel for business twice a year or so, and I'm on my own with two young kids for a week or two. People my wife meets ask her all the time "are you okay leaving your kids with your husband?"
WTF people? They're my kids, and they're better behaved around me than they are her. Yes, I can feed and care for my own spawn.
Too many TV dads are incompetent boobs, and I think this has infected our collective psyche.


That's pretty damn rude. I don't know where people get such stupid ideas about other people, or social roles, or whatever, but if it's TV, well, those people are too dumb to let their opinions affect you anyway.

Look, you guys are welcome to be pissed off about stupid ideas about how dads can't parent. It's the same treatment women get when they try to run a business, or take care of anything mechanical, or do physical labor. (Yes, we're not as strong as you are. No shiat.) The roles of men and women are changing, and changing fast. During my lifetime, divorce was a rarity and divorced people were looked at as kind of "damaged goods." Now, I don't wonder why people get divorced. I wonder, with all the changes and the ability of both sexes to do whatever the fark they want with their lives, how anybody ever stays together in the first place.

It was a lot easier when gender and social roles were more clearly defined. And people who did not abide by them have always been looked at funny. Man up and accept that certain retards don't think that men should take care of the children. As long as you present yourself as a "man" or a "woman," some people are going to have ideas about how you should behave. Same as it ever was.
 
2014-05-29 03:23:16 PM  
So that's what can change the nature of a man.

/too subtle?
//got nothing
 
2014-05-29 03:42:02 PM  

El Dudereno: mutterfark: Mangoose: So the brain develops over time depending upon the activities and routines you establish?

Whodathunkit?

Maybe it will help debunk the idea that only women can nurture, and that men are brutes only good for labor and protection? Which might help change the perception that mothers should automatically be granted custody, or that homosexual parents are somehow depriving the children of something necessary?

/or maybe none of those things, still interesting
//I do think neuroplasticity is pretty damn cool

Yeah. My wife has to travel for business twice a year or so, and I'm on my own with two young kids for a week or two. People my wife meets ask her all the time "are you okay leaving your kids with your husband?"
WTF people? They're my kids, and they're better behaved around me than they are her. Yes, I can feed and care for my own spawn.
Too many TV dads are incompetent boobs, and I think this has infected our collective psyche.


I'm in the same boat as you. What's worse is the in law's calling all the farking time to make sure I "don't need anything".

What I need is for people to stop calling every farking phone in the farking house when I just got a crying 4 year old, who misses mommy, to bed.

/i actually don't curse in real life
//out loud at least.
 
2014-05-29 04:18:07 PM  
I think you'd better take "Rabbit Test" out of your DVD collection.
 
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