Why The Term ‘Maternal Instinct’ Hurts Men and Women

Because women aren’t the only ones who can be nurturing human beings. Duh!

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Science proves both men and women have caregiving instincts

Hormone changes in new dads

Brain changes in new dads

Changing gender stereotypes and outdated social expectations

New mothers will have unrealistic expectations for themselves

An unfair choice for women to have or to not have children

It stunts the opportunity for fathers to flourish in their roles

Marriages with children are riddled with resentment

It’s an uphill internal battle for men

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Sum (心, ♡) on Sleeve | Author. Speaker. Wife. Mom of 2 | Embrace Culture. Love Yourself. Improve Relationships | sumonsleeve.com/books

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