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It’s often said that mothers share a special maternal bond with their child that is unmatched by others, including the father, despite his paternal role.
But a study says that men can actually have just as strong a bond with their child, especially in the absence of the mother.
And it could force a re-think on the role dads can play in the development of children.
A study by a researcher at Oregon State University says that men can take on the role of being a mother. Dr Saturn says that when a mother is absent, perhaps through divorce, the father assumes the role. This is in addition to playing the role of father as well – they can do both