Dads: keep up the good work

The Australian 07 Mar 07
MEMO to dads: don’t feel guilty about working while your partner looks after your children in their early years. Mothers consider it an important part of fatherhood.A new study of women’s attitudes undertaken by the Australian Institute of Family Studies finds that mothers understand the need for a family to have a breadwinner, and that a father is often best placed to take on that role. “A focus on breadwinning rather than childrearing by fathers was not seen by mothers as a lack of participation in fatherhood, but reflected their role as a good father,” the report’s summary concludes.