If you’re like most new or expectant dads, you’re probably carrying around some silent assumptions about what it means to be a father. Those ideas are rooted in your experiences with your own father and in what you believe society expects of a male parent. Unfortunately, few resources exist to help men address these issues or put common myths to the test. Yet the more you examine and understand your unspoken expectations of fatherhood, the better chance you have of becoming the parent you want to be.
Here are three stories we found of interest this week:
How many women really want to cede control of childcare duties to men, asks Neil Lyndon a journalist with “The Telegraph” a UK newspaper.
Do women really want men to play an equal role in parenting?
Neil Lyndon has been writing on gender issues for nearly 40 years. His new ebook, Sexual Impolitics: Heresies on Sex, Gender and Feminism
Don’t believe the received wisdom that dads are bumbling and largely incompetent parents, says fatherhood myth-buster Sam Jackson. Another journalist from The Telegraph in Great Britain takes up the importance of seeing men as fathers and what is real…
10 fatherhood stereotypes and why they just aren’t true.
Not have a father in your life…listen to President Obama in a recent interview with Noah McQueen from a StoryCorps interview. The President asks Noah to tell him more about his life.
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Current research shows that when dads help out at home it can have a big effect on their daughters careers. Seeing dad participating in the chores at home helps promote gender equality between husband and wife. It gives his daughter a view of the world that is not so rigidly divided between “men do this and women do that.” The flexibility of the parents gender roles really demonstrates gender equality. It is not just something that is talked about but is practiced by the parents. Read more