Monday, September 20, 2010

The Growing Trend of Stay-at-Home Dads

Who says its all up to the woman to cook, clean, and care for the kids?  These days, the growing trend of stay-at-home daddies is continuing to rise, despite the economy.

There are many reasons why stay-at-home dads are on the rise.  In this story posted by Conducive Chronicle, one particular stay-at-home dad in this article was faced with a layoff due to the company he worked for going bankrupt.  His partner was climbing the corporate ladder, but was being held back with the stress of raising children and caring for the home.  They easily switched roles and haven't been happier!

Another situation describes a father who took paternity leave, and ended up never going back to work.  As he stated, "I had the better temperament and my wife had a much better job."

This reversal in gender roles is embraced by many, but questioned by some.  Aren't mothers the "nurturers?"  The men are supposed to be "hunter/gatherers" while the women are supposed to "prepare the food and care for the children."  ...right?  Wrong.  This modern society brings about a whole new group of stay-at-home parents, and you never know when you could be the next Mr. Mom!

Read more about the growing trend of stay-at-home dads at Conducive Chronicle.

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