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9 Best Articles on Fatherhood

The most useful articles on fatherhood from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Fatherhood Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on fatherhood by Refind users.

  1. What Becoming a Parent Really Does to Your Happiness
  2. Being a good father means rethinking masculinity
  3. Does My Son Know You?
  4. Fatherhood changes men’s brains, according to before-and-after MRI scans
  5. What the childless fathers of existentialism teach real dads

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on fatherhood—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles on fatherhood.

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Grub Street

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Jason Crawford

Founder, @rootsofprogress. I write about the history of technology and the philosophy of progress. Part-time consultant to @OurWorldInData. Former tech founder

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Smithsonian Magazine

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