The Seattle Times recently published an article about the fathers of Generation X, and the differences between their Baby-Boomer counterparts.
‘When Reach Advisors surveyed 3,000 parents, Gen X dads spent twice as much time with children as baby-boomer dads, Chung said. ….
Even so, younger dads are still frustrated with that amount, wishing they could be around more. “The concept of ‘quality time’ has disappeared with Generation X,” Chung noted. “It’s not what they can do for kids, but what they can do with them.”‘Read more →
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Pretty accurate. The article also highlights trends already familiar to Blogfathers, and
young new fathers in general: family as a priority, more personal involvement, the dearth of fatherhood resources, and frustration with popular stereotypes of dads. We’re not alone, guys. Does this sound familiar:
‘”When I take Ethan to the park or go grocery shopping, I see dads with kids all over the place,” [Chris] Yeargin said. “But when I get to the checkout stand, I still get the ‘Oh, you’re baby-sitting today’ comments. No, I’m not baby-sitting, and neither are all of these other dads.”‘
Which raises the question, yet again: when are we starting a fatherhood magazine?