Dads Family Life Parents Radio Shows — 18 June 2013
Stay at Home Dads

Stay at home dads. How this role reversal is shaping today’s families.

Stay at Home Dads

Back in the 70’s, one in every 100 stay-at-home parents was a dad. Today stay-at-home dads are much more common with 8 in 100 stay-at-home parents being a dad. It may not sound like a lot, but in fact it’s a three-fold increase, and it’s just one of the key ways that fatherhood is changing says Nora Spinks with the Vanier Institute of the Family. “Fathers are redefining themselves, but they’re also much more likely today, to be a stay at home dad either full-time or part-time than ever before. Whether it’s dad working from home and being there for school aged kids when they come home after school or being there to have the teenagers check in, or actually being the stay at home dad and mom being the primary bread-winner. It’s been a phenomenon that has been increasing very dramatically over the last five years and significantly over the last twenty.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Nora Spinks, CEO of the Vanier Institute of the Family.

From the nationally syndicated radio show “The Parent Report”, hosted by Joanne Wilson and heard on more than 100 radio stations. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service

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