Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Better Than TV Dads

Are dads like the pathetic fools we see portrayed on television? Thankfully, the answer is "no." This article has some encouragement as well as some creative ideas for dads to connect with their children.

A Pew Research study showed that “almost all fathers who live with their children take an active role in their day-to-day lives through activities such as sharing meals, helping with homework and playing.” In fact, the amount of time Dads spend with their kids has nearly tripled since 1965 and 85% of dads spend more time with their children today than their fathers did with them.
This is great news. But, does it go deeper than the activities we do with our children? Is it more than the time we spend? What does a man look like? Our culture seems to say that it’s certain things we do—killing a deer, watching NASCAR, and drinking beer—that make us men, but this misses the point. It’s not what men and their kids do, necessarily: it’s being together, being there.
You can read the rest of the article here. (Warning: It discusses some PG-13 issues and terms).