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.
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!