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Without dads, kids grow up to become anti-social

Discussion in 'Mahusiano, mapenzi, urafiki' started by Kimbweka, May 5, 2010.

  1. Kimbweka

    Kimbweka JF-Expert Member

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    A new study has shown that fathers play a crucial in the development of children - and that without a dad present in the crucial first stage of life, offspring grow up to be less sociable.

    Previous studies have shown that girls reach puberty younger, become sexually active earlier and are more likely to get pregnant in their teens if their fathers are absent when they were young.

    Other work has suggested that sons of missing dads have lower self-esteem later in life.

    The latest study looked for biological changes in laboratory mice when they were raised without fathers.

    A team at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada, used a strain of mice, which, like people, are usually monogamous and tend to rear their young pups together.

    They removed the fathers from some of the mouse pups three days after birth until they were weaned at 30 to 40 days old.

    The scientists, led by Dr Gabriella Gobbi, then analysed the behaviour and brain cells of the pups - and compared them to mice brought up with both parents.

    Brain cells in the ''single parent'' mice had a muted response to the ''cuddle hormone' oxytocin, a feel-good chemical released in the brain during sex or moments of intimacy.

    That meant they were less likely to feel positive when in the company of others. The fatherless mice were also more anti-social.

    "Usually if you put two animals in the same cage they investigate and touch each other, but when we put to animals deprived of a father together they ignored each other," New Scientist quoted Gobbi as saying.

    Her colleague Francis Bambico presented the work at the World Congress of Biological Psychiatry in Paris, France, in early July.

    The scientists are unsure whether the same biological changes take place in human children raised without a father - and whether the findings are applicable to people.

    In the strain of mice used in the experiment, the fathers lick and groom the young pups more than the mothers do. Because grooming affects the development of pups, it could be the lack of physical contact that cause the changes in the brain, the researchers say.

    The finding follows another study, which showed that men experience a huge surge in oxytocin after a child is born.

    Dr Ruth Feldman of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel tested oxytocin levels of 80 couples before a child was born and six months afterwards. She found that levels of the feel-good chemical rose in mothers and fathers after the arrival of a child.

    The chemical affected the parents in different ways.

    Mothers with the highest levels spent much longer gazing at their children, stroking and kissing them and speaking in a "sing song" voice, she found.
    Dads with the highest levels played more with their child than fathers with the lowest levels.

    "Fathers and mothers contribute in a very specific and different way," said Feldman, who presented the results at a Society for Research in Child Development meeting in Denver, Colorado, in April.

    She believes fathers may be ''biologically programmed'' to help raise children
     
  2. Lizzy

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    Hizi copy & paste wakati mwingine hazina maana.
    Kwasababu tu mzungu kasema haina maana ina-apply kwa kila mtu.
    Mi nawajua watu kibao ambao wamekua bila baba na hawana matatizo yoyote.
    :nono:Sio kila mtu anafaa kua baba.
     
  3. SMU

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    Ungesoma article yote pengine ungetoa maoni tofauti!
     
  4. Kimey

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    Haraka haraka ya kujibu post ngoja ataelewa tu vizuri akisoma taratibu!
     
  5. Fab

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    ...insult to all single mothers outhere!?!

    ...its rubbish!
     
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    kumbe kusoma taratibu ndo kuelewa??? i had no idea!
     
  7. Kimey

    Kimey JF-Expert Member

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    Ndo maana nakwambia jaribu taratibu naona haraka haraka hukuelewe some .....time it can work!
     
  8. Lizzy

    Lizzy JF-Expert Member

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    FYI nimesoma article yote, na hata kama ningesoma mara 2 au 3 zaidi nisingebadili maoni yangu.

    Article inamuongelea panya, panya sio mwanadamu.

     
  9. Mom

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    Lakini pana kaukweli, watoto wa single mom humiss mapenzi na malezi ya baba lakini kwa wale wenye unlces/grandpa karibu hunufaika zaidi.
     
  10. Lizzy

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    that advice is for people with SLOW MIND and i'm not one of them.
     
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    Hata aya ya 1,2 na 3 pia zinazungumzia kuhusu Panya?

    Hii inawezekana ni kweli lakini si dhani kama peke yake inatosha ku counter motekeo ya utafiti huo unozungumziwa kwenye article. Hata bila utafiti naturally watoto wanahitaji malezi ya baba na mama. Kukosa mmojawapo kwa sababu yoyote ile, kunamnyima mtoto baadhi ya experience ambazo angezipata kutoka kwa mzazi huyo.

    Mimi nadhani kitu cha msingi mleta mada hajakifanya ni kusema source ya habari yake (ingawa ipo implied ndani) na pia labda kama kuna angle alitaka kuitolea hoja. Otherwise article imesimama kama habari tu na si kitu kinachohiji kujadiliana kwenye forum hii.
     
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    Naku support...kweli kabisa uliyosema
     
  13. YoungCorporate

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    This is very true based on my personal experience......however exception are always there......
     
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    Exactly!
    The issue here is not necessarily a father but a male figure in one's life.Be it uncle Joe au kaka Hussein,their presence does affect one's social upbringing and a result her/his interactions with peers.
     
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    inawezekana ni kweli
     
  16. Kimbweka

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    Inavyoeleke wewe ndo huna maana na inawezekana kabisa una mtoto au watoto lakini huishi na baba yao au baba zao, The truth will remain there
     
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    Nimesoma na nimeelewa sio wakati wote inatutokea binadamu ushahidi tunao!Wakati mwingine Single parenting can make someone a very responsible adult! Ila naomba niseme kuwa ina apply kwa single parenting zote mbili!
     
  18. Katavi

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    Hii inaweza kuwa kweli kwa baadhi ya watu na sio wote. Nina mfano wa ndugu zangu ambao wamelelewa bila baba, they are totally anti-social na ni waoga (hawajiamini).
     
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    Both parents are very important in children's lives.
     
  20. Theodora

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    Indeed. Did the good researcher go further and check with those absent fathers to proof of their character and personality....maybe even a biased sample was used haijaangalia issue ya nature and nurture. Genes play a part.

    An apple does not fall far from the tree. There are also men if they researched well are an insult to the term father. Many single mothers have done a great job raising children, while the so called fathers do a lot of gallavanting.
     
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