Gendered Parenting

Understanding The Biological Difference Between Mothering And Fathering

Geneticists have proven that, in many species, mothers and fathers exhibit distinct parenting traits– the moms nurture “directly” and the dads “indirectly.” This approach produces larger families, and those species genetically self-select to reinforce the behavior. But a recent neuroscience breakthrough in mice proves that both genders have the same capacity for nurturing if their brains are manipulated correctly. So, for true gender equality in your parenting … get a lobotomy?

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