Podcast #119: Why Fathers Matter With Paul Raeburn | Art of Manliness
Interesting podcast episode on the topic of fatherhood. If you are a father, or are about to become one, you should listen to this podcast. I even think it is a good one for moms to listen to as well. There's some good info on how a father can help the development of a child as they grow up.
Children of older fathers have an increased risk of having down syndrome. Children of older fathers have an increased risk of having schizophrenia.
All this time the focus is on how old a mom is when they get pregnant. Turns out, would be fathers should take notice too.
One of the things my wife always gives me a hard time on, is when I don't understand what my son is telling me. She always says, “hinde kame tan entendihan”, that we don't understand each other. Turns out, this might be beneficial to my son. Me talking to him, trying to understand him, using words he is not used to, forces him to expand his vocabulary and better understand how best to communicate with people. Apparently this sort of thing helps them do better in school. Anyway, listen to the podcast, it is an interesting one.