Parenting - Other | 0-7 yrs

From The Diary Of A Stay-at-home Dad

I WROTE THOSE

The American writer Clarence Budington Kelland said about his father, “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

There are hundreds of blogs and articles written about a mother - her love, care, sacrifice and the unending bond she has with her child. But we do not find many such writings about a father. Often, the love, affection and care shown by a father, who is also the provider and protector, goes unnoticed. This is mainly due to a father being considered strict, unapproachable, busy and a disciplinarian - an image created by the previous generations, though still persisting today. But with changing times, the role of a father has also changed from being a busy bread winner and a strict person to someone who is approachable and friendly. Nowadays, most fathers actively participate in child-rearing and child care. They are present for their children at every step and are expressive when showing their love.

Laura Padilla-Walker, study researcher, told LiveScience that: "Our study suggests fathers who are most effective are those who listen to their children, have a close relationship, set appropriate rules, but also grant appropriate freedom."

In recent times, many fathers have also started questioning gender-based family roles and are willing to be stay-at-home dads to their children. They take up house-based work options, whereas their spouses go out to work. One such example is of Sid Balachandran, our partner who has added his musings as a dad in this ClipBook.

To know more about stay-at-home dads, flip through our ClipBook.

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