How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

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We commonly observe that mothers are more indulged with their children as compared to fathers. However, there are cases where we find some fathers to be more involved with their kids as compared to their counterparts. While some tend to pay the least attention to their kids, there are others who are indulged in each and every activity of their kid. There are several reasons to explain this difference.

Testosterone

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Testosterone is one biological force that seems to have the most influence on the caregiving attitude of a man. However, this is not the only thing that influences their behavior. Those men who are also fathers have significantly lower levels of testosterone as compared to the ones who are not and this lower level is a result of efforts they put in for childcare. It is this that further shapes their brain to be more caring towards their child.

Oxytocin

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As compared to any other male, the men who have embraced fatherhood are known to have in their blood the higher levels of the hormone oxytocin. In a lot of research, oxytocin is linked to nurturing behavior and this is one reason behind some fathers showing an inclination towards child care. The hormonal changes have always influenced the attitude of both men and women. The only difference is that in the case of women these are more eminent owing to the bodily changes that they experience due to pregnancy. However, this is not the case with men.

Other factors

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Another factor that makes some fathers more concerned about their kid than others is the childhood experience that they have had with their fathers. The presence, absence as well as the involvement of one’s own father with him has a crucial role to play in him being more involved with his kids. Other than this there are other innate factors also that differentiate one person from another. It is these characteristics of a man that makes him more concerned towards his children. Some men are by the grace of nature filled with that mother like feeling that they have for their kids which makes them a better and a more concerned father.

Overall, nature has its own ways of making a man possess the feelings that help him become a better parent. It is the disposition of nature that helps a man to be more concerned about the child.

 

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