Recently, one of the dads from my parenting class sent me a little note, and I thought I would share it with you (with his permission of course):
Dadlerian – A term I’ve recently started to use to definitively indicate when the gender of an Adlerian parent is NOT female. This is not intended as a slight to any individual, group or gender but it’s clear that (Adlerian or otherwise) as soon as we begin speaking about parenting or the roles and responsibilities of a parent, we are almost always speaking to or about the mother. Gender-specific language and many of the topics discussed tend to reinforce this. It doesn’t bother me but I’ve noticed that most, if not all, of my male friends tune out when the conversation topic veers toward family and parenting issues. Dadlerian is a fun way to keep guys in the conversation and it’s a great idea for a website. 😉
So what do you think? Are you a “Dadlerian”? And who’s gonna put up the website or Facebook group?