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Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due – Happy Father’s Day To Modern Fatherhood

I saw a video on Facebook a coupe of days ago, showing a comparison between what Fatherhood looked like in the 1960’s and 1970’s versus what it is today. The video really caught my attention, I’ve searched my FB feed but can’t find it because I’d love to share it, but the gist of it was that modern day father’s, spend up to 7 times more time with their children daily than their own fathers did in the 60’s and 70’s.

So I went in search of this information.

Because I couldn’t find the video and instead, I stumbled across a number of articles of the same nature. 

Dads may deserve that card to mark Fathers’ Day as research shows they spend seven times as much time interacting with their children than their own fathers did with them 40 years ago.

Let’s give credit where credit is due.

I’ve blogged about the dad stereotypes before. Honestly, I find them quite insulting towards my husband and all the men out there just like him. Fatherhood today, for the good dads anyway, is very different to what it was 40 or 50 years ago. The modern dad (the active and present ones) are as involved with their children as us moms are. 

So to all the modern dad’s….

Who helped changed baby diapers.

Who shared the load of night time feeds where possible.

Who clean up poop and vomit. 

Who washed and sterilised bottles.

Who let mom have a night off or a lie in.

Who share the responsibility of raising children.

Who play with their kids.

Who talk to their kids.

Who read to their kids.

Who help with homework, bath time and supper time.

Who recognise their role in their children’s lives as more than just being the breadwinner. 

Who are more than just the occasional baby sitter in their kids lives. 

You deserve more than a pair of socks or a new tie this father’s day! 

We thank you!

You have no idea the impact this is having on your children’s lives or that of your partner.

Happy Father’s Day to all the present and active Dads! 

And especially to my husband, because there is no way I could navigate the path of parenting without you! 

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7 Comments

  • Reply Kelly Jennings

    I completely agree. My hubby does most of those things for my children. When you speak to older generations they quiet freely admit that looking after children was a woman’s job. Quiet frankly I would not have coped back then as I believe a dad and mom should be involved in a childs life as much as possible. I feel that most gender lines have faded (for some) and most men cook, clean and help with children while woman take lead roles in their careers.

    June 15, 2017 at 7:26 am
  • Reply marina1605

    I agree 100%. I’m so lucky to have my husband as the father of our kids as he does so much for them and me.

    June 15, 2017 at 8:45 am
  • Chantelle Boucher
    Reply Chantelle Boucher

    I’d love to see that video too!

    June 15, 2017 at 9:21 am
    • The Blessed Barrenness
      Reply The Blessed Barrenness

      I’ve searched everywhere, and I can’t find it. But there is a MASSIVE difference between my Dad (I was born in 72) and how my husband fathers our children. MASSIVE.

      June 15, 2017 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Alfonzowords

    Very true! i love love how fatherhood as evolved and how involve they are with their kids now. its awesome! thanks for posting this. i cant wait to be a dad some day

    June 15, 2017 at 11:32 am
  • Reply princessaniegmailcom

    I think we are finally getting to the point when there is no longer gender roles in parenting. My spouse gets so upset when with kids sitting in a doctor’s waiting room/at the park/ sports or dance event/etc. being called a ‘good dad’ by mothers who are doing the exact same thing. Parenting is parenting, People still assume that he ‘babysits’ for me!

    One day we will stop thinking in terms of ‘lucky’. Maybe the next generation who will grow up thinking that parents are equally responsible. Happy Parenting Day all!

    June 18, 2017 at 6:03 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      Exactly! I find it annoying and insulting when people treat my husband as an accessory to parenting. He is VERY much a parent as I am!

      June 18, 2017 at 8:20 pm

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