Has fatherhood changed in the last 50 years?
The traditional image of fatherhood is one that’s associated with the man of the household being the working breadwinner and disciplinarian.
But as society has evolved, so too has the role of fathers – as more women work rather than stay at home for example, families are coming up with new arrangements when it comes to parenting.
Fathers are more active and vocally involved in the care and development of their children than ever before, and far from being a distant figure in their child’s lives, in many families children are close with both parents through every stage of life.
Has the role of fathers changed in the last 50 years? Do you see a difference between how you were raised, how you raised your own children, and how your children are now beginning to raise theirs?
Is it a case that fatherhood has changed or simply how we think about fatherhood has shifted? Share your views in the comments below.
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