Stay-at-home dads

 

 

Paternity leave was unthinkable not so long ago. However, society is changing quickly and everyone’s roles are being redefined.
Women have an established place in the job market and are able to make a good living; men are increasingly involved in childrearing and take on some of the household chores.
Because of this, Mum is no longer the default caregiver, and more and more fathers are now putting their careers on hold to take on the role of stay-at-home dad.
Not only do men want to be more involved in their children’s upbringing, but they also want to spend quality time with them, and that’s great news.
Of course, choosing to stay at home for a few months or for several years isn’t an easy decision. Despite the changing face of society, many couples still face prejudice because the notion of the father as the provider remains strong.
Stay-at-home dads often have to cope with social isolation; they are surrounded by mothers at the park or in play groups.
Similarly, their male friends’ topics of conversation are largely focused on their work.
However, it is possible to remedy this by having a project that gives them value and purpose.
Why shouldn’t Dad stay at home if he wants to?

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