The world is changing and so are traditional gender roles for men and women. Today, many Dads are proudly wearing the aprons while they stay at home for the kids.
Here are a few of the reasons why:
Moms Are Bringing Home The Bacon
Women are coming into their own and want to pursue meaningful careers, and they also want to have kids. Dads are feeling more comfortable with the caregiving role, and economics have forced couples to make “non-traditional” decisions.
The Center for American Progress has reported that “…42 percent of mothers were sole or primary breadwinners, bringing in at least half of family earnings. Nearly another one-quarter of mothers – 22.4 percent – are co-breadwinners, bringing home from 25 percent to 49 percent of earnings for their families amd , women’s earnings and economic contributions to their families continue to grow in importance.”
“2 million U.S. fathers with children in their household are not working outside the home…” The data assumes that these Dads were caregiving for the kids.
National At-Home Dad Network believes … there are 7 million fathers that are primary caregivers.” The point is that the stay-at-home Dad is a growing trend. It’s increasing not only because Dads want to be more involved with their kids, it’s rising because of economic challenges, as well.