Fatherhood has evolved and couples are restructuring the responsibilities for raising their children. Twenty years ago the number of fathers sharing the responsibility of raising children was pretty low. Today we find households where responsibilities are equaled shared by both partners and homes where dads are the primary caregivers and mom works outside of the home. Raising children is no longer viewed as the exclusive domain of women. This shift has led to a change in marketing and parenting materials. There are more books on fatherhood and a significant increase in the number of websites and blogs designed for and written by fathers. From medical information to shopping resources and the surge in ‘daddy’ blogs, the list is extensive; I’ve pulled together a few of the sites available for dads:
- Fathers.com - “We believe every child needs a dad they can count on. The research is clear: children thrive when they have an involved father someone who loves them, knows them, guides them, and helps them achieve their destiny. At the National Center for Fathering, we inspire and equip men to be the involved fathers, grandfathers and father figures their children need.”
- DooDaddy – The blog of a stay-at-home dad in San Francisco.
- Practical Dad- “dedicated to the idea that fathers are as capable of being equal partners in the family’s life as women can be equal partners in the workforce.”
- Mr. Dad - This site has some great resources for fathers as well as mothers .
Check out some of these resources and look at their links for all the information you could possibly absorb. You’ll find support, ideas, comic relief and a variety of great articles for fathers.
What kind of role do you take in the childrearing of your children? Are there shared responsibilities in your household?
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