from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being a father.
- n. The qualities of a father.
- n. Fathers considered as a group.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the state of being a father
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The state of being a father; the character or authority of a father; paternity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being a father; the relation or authority of a father: as, the fatherhood of God.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the status of a religious leader
- n. the status of a father
- n. God when considered as the first person in the Trinity
- n. the kinship relation between an offspring and the father
A real priority in fatherhood is raising good kids.
And the fear of the consequences of sex, and the responsibility of fatherhood is rather inspired.
Instead, the new attitude of 21st-century fatherhood is hands-on and involved, but with a hint of playfulness.
But this new, hands-on vision of fatherhood is not universal, says Courtenay.
But then, inevitably, he finds himself becoming entranced by his little kids, and wonders whether fatherhood is more his style after all.
Because apparently, society doesn't think fatherhood is a job as worthy of support and admiration as motherhood.
It's this mirroring and questioning process that drives me to blog about the experience of fatherhood, that and the desire to show people that it's fatherhood is not all poo and tantrums.
The idea of fatherhood is one thing, the reality is something else.
This emasculated mind-set leads to tangible situations in which the concept of fatherhood is darkened beyond recognition.
After the divorce and with the collapse of the old firm, Don had to figure out his new role at work, his new role in fatherhood, his role with Betty.