Dads don’t always get the credit they deserve. Even today, as more men are taking on care taking roles and more women are becoming the breadwinners, we still tend to view dad as a second-rate mom.
We still say that dads who spend time with their kids are “babysitting.” Parenting forums are full of women, and half of them use the word “mom” in the title. If mom and dad split up, getting equal custody for dads is still an uphill battle.
Children are still, in a lot of ways, seen as the mother’s responsibility. That’s a shame. Because dads matter.
When a father is involved in his children’s lives, it makes a big difference. Dads can do wonders for a child’s development. Dads parent differently from moms, and that variety is more useful and beneficial to kids than most people give it credit for.