Men are staying at home. My brother did it by choice, I’m currently doing it (not by choice).
Whether we’re deciding to be a caregiver, or having it decided it for us because we were laid off, Dads are the new Moms.
How motivated are Dads to stay active and involved as at-home parents? They had a SAHD Convention this past weekend.
When fathers are involved in their children’s education, children are more likely to get A’s and enjoy school.
Also violent crime, drug use and teen pregnancy are lower with involved fathers.
To put it succinctly, Dr. Kyle Pruett, Yale University Child Psychology Professor, in the upcoming documentary “The Evolution of Dad,” says, “If you want to reduce gang membership, teen pregnancy, dropping out of school, abuse and neglect of children and substance abuse, you can do it by engaging fathers early and often in the lives of their children.”
At-home dads, as the daily, primary caregivers of their children, are very involved fathers. These fathers, in the most extreme way, are proving the value of fatherhood. And, what’s most exciting, the trend of men choosing to be at home with their children has grown by 60% over the last 4 years, meaning more and more fathers are realizing how positive of an influence they can make upon their children.
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Brian Burliner featured in the news story above blogs his stay at home dad life at At Home Father
Did you stay home? Do you wish you could have? How did you decide which of you or your wife would stay home?