Stop Giving Advice To Working Moms — What About Working Dads?

Stop Giving Advice To Working Moms — What About Working Dads?

In our society, it is normal for us to have the dad not pay any attention to their children. And, they are the first ones to punish them for their mistakes. I hope many of you didn’t experience this. But many of us especially working parents out there did. Coming back to the point, isn’t it parents’ fault in the first place???

It was supposed to be their job to teach the child what’s good and what is bad for them, then guide them through the progress. But this isn’t entirely their fault too! They were also taught like this. Basically, what I’m trying to pinpoint here is that we as a society were never on the right path, to begin with. This comes in many forms if a married woman wants to pursue her dreams, get a job, or even try to economically help. The first thing she hears is “how are your children?”, “whose raising your kids?”. To that, the answer should be really simple, polite, and respectful, “not you!”, isn’t it?

Economically

In economic terms, families with two full-time working parents are happier than other families. But as a replacement Pew research facility survey shows, balancing work and family poses challenges for folks. In fact, quite half (56%) of all working parents say this balancing act is difficult. Among working mothers, especially, 41% report that being a parent has made it harder for them to advance in their career; about half that share of working fathers (20%) say the same.

In households, where the father works full time and the mother works part-time or not at all, the distribution of labor when it comes to childcare and housekeeping is less balanced. These moms combat more of the responsibility for parenting tasks and household chores than those that work full time.

Education Gap

There is a big education gap in the attitudes of a mother & a father. It is difficult for them to balance the responsibilities of their job and their family.

Society Norms

This might seem like a non-issue to many people. Just call it a day at 5 p.m. Who’s going to stop you? But society is quick to question the work ethic of a person who values his home life an equal amount as his profession. But we need to cancel the stereotypes and live according to what really is a responsibility. It’s both parents’ job to raise kids not for the father to provide them with only monetary needs. Kids also need their time with their father. Some things are only taught to kids by their fathers, even if their mother tries to fulfill the job, is not possible for her to do so.

For working parents, attitudes toward balancing their job and their family life are highly correlated with their experiences as parents. For example: if your father is a full-time worker your mother is the one who has taken all the childcare and household responsibilities in her hand.

Pursue Your Dream

Whether it’s writing a novel, taking a backpacking trip in Europe, climbing Mt. Everest – whatever it is you feel you truly need to do in your life – make it a priority to accomplish that dream, your dreams, aims, and goals are what makes you, YOU! You also need to back your responsibilities, but that does not mean that it’s ONLY your responsibilities. Both parents share an equal amount of responsibilities towards the children.

Flexibility

Balancing work and family life can be difficult for many working parents. But there are signs of enlightenment on the horizon, despite all of this. Studies show millennials value job flexibility quite a money and promotions. They’re willing to maneuver to a replacement job—even a replacement country—to find a far better work-life balance. And flexible work arrangements have proved to be fruitful for business, too. Employees who use them tend to be healthier, happier, and more productive.

Child’s Future

In the child’s early years, that’s less troublesome. But teens who spend quality time with both parents are less likely to abuse alcohol and drugs and medicines and have interaction with other risky behaviors, they score higher than their peers in math, too.

This brings out a question? How should the childcare and household responsibilities be divided!

The Five Responsibilities Of A Father

A responsibility:

  • To lead
  • To seek God
  • To pray
  • To provide for others
  • To protect others

What would you say if I told you men fulfilling their responsibilities as fathers could solve all the world’s problems? What would you say if I told you when men step away, but that ladies resent having to try to that ladies intensify, and are weary and angry at men who neglect their responsibilities as fathers, husbands, sons, and brothers?

This is not to say there isn’t plenty of good will between the sexes, but I think we can agree the world is a mess.

According To A Research

About two-thirds of dads stated that caregiving should be divided relatively equally. But only about one-third of dads say this is often true for his or her family. In fact, after a deeper dive into the numbers, the responses to those two questions fell into three pretty equal categories:

  • Egalitarian Dads: Dads who say caregiving should be shared equally and do so.
  • Traditional Dads: Dads who say caregiving shouldn’t be equal; that their spouse should do more, and she or he does more.
  • Conflicted Dads: Dads who say caregiving should be share equally but haven’t found out how to form it happen.

Ending Note By Author

In the end, it’s a tittle matter of time when people will be able to recognize the true meaning of parenthood. It is equally shared among the spouses. But, rather are lost in the stereotypes of society. Working moms are often advised to quit their jobs to take care of their children. Have you ever heard someone say that to a father? I wouldn’t say that it should happen to fathers. But taking care of a kid should be a responsibility of both.

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