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A 2015 National Parenting Publications Awards Gold WinnerA Mom's Choice Awards Gold Medal WinnerFor too long, we've thought of fathers as little more than sources of authority and economic stability in the lives of their children. Yet cutting-edge studies drawing unexpected links between fathers and children are forcing us to reconsider our assumptions and ask new questions: What changes occur in men when they are "expecting"? Do fathers affect their children's language development? What are the risks and rewards of being an older-than-average father at the time the child is born? What happens to a father's hormone levels at every stage of his child's development, and can a child influence the father's health? Just how much do fathers matter? In Do Fathers Matter? the award-winning journalist and father of five Paul Raeburn overturns the many myths and stereotypes of fatherhood as he examines the latest scientific findings on the parent we've often overlooked.

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Paul Raeburn

Paul Raeburn (www.paulraeburn.com) is a blogger, media critic, writer, and the author of "Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked," published in June, 2014. It's the first book to examine new research that shows the substantial contributions fathers make to their children. It will completely change our view of fatherhood, and offer many insights that can help men become better fathers.

Raeburn is also the author, most recently, of Acquainted with the Night: A Parent's Quest to Understand Depression and Bipolar Disorder in His Children, published by Broadway Books. He contributes to Discover, Scientific American, The New York Times Magazine, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, among many others.

His blogs include the Knight Science Journalism Tracker (ksjtracker.mit.edu) , where he is chief media critic, and About Fathers for Psychology Today (psychologytoday.com/blog/about-fathers) , which will be relatively quiet until he meets his book deadline.

Raeburn is a former senior editor and senior writer at Business Week, and former science editor and chief science correspondent at The Associated Press.

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