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Dads in the Spotlight

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Focusing on Fathers

Monday (May 25th) on “The Parenting Show,” we talked about dads and how much they get left out of the parenting conversation. I am guilty of saying “moms” when I mean “parents.” Yet, I also believe that moms and dads are NOT the same! If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I tweeted about an ad campaign for an infant car seat system that is definitely targeting men.  Come on, doesn’t that look like a car ad? And Tiger Woods owns one!

Today in the Star there is an article saying “hands-on dads” are better at handling the stress of the current economic crisis, at least according to the author of the about-to-be-released book, “Daddy Shifting.”  I am looking forward to reading this book about the changing role of fatherhood. Apparently the author, Jeremy Adam Smith, thinks being a stay-at-home dad can be for a good thing for dads, not just because it’s forced upon the family due to unemployment or from wanting to help out Mom, but because it’s actually fulfilling. Imagine that!

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One Response to “Dads in the Spotlight”

  1. Stepan

    To clarify, the Star article says that today’s “hands on dads” are better at handling the stress of getting laid off than the “hands off dads” of yesteryear. At first I though you were saying they were better at handling it than moms.
    I’m not a stay at home dad, but do try to be as hands-on as possible. Talking with my mom about my grand-father, I am grateful that parenting roles have changed a lot in the last couple of generations.


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