Monday, June 16, 2008

Equally Shared Parenting at New York Times

It does the heart good to read Lisa Belkin's well researched NY Times Magazine story about equally shared parenting. Kudos to the Times for putting it out on Father's Day. I know there were a lot of cranky responses to the article - primarily that it somehow took away from Father's Day by diminishing dad's role - but I would say the opposite is true.

In a culture where our mass media more than often focuses on the wrong things, it's good to read something this in depth for a change.

1 comment:

Dorothee said...

Thank you for this great post. The Ad Council and National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse released two PSAs to address this very issue around the time of Father's Day. As you know,children with involved, loving fathers are significantly more likely to do well in school, have healthy self-esteem and avoid high-risk behaviors such as drug use, truancy, and criminal activity compared to children who have uninvolved fathers. Here are the two informative (and entertaining) videos from the campaign:

Fatherhood Involvement - Cheerleader
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A2Ap3DyvLg

Fatherhood Involvement - Super Soaker
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fhnrtlckm0