Thursday, June 18, 2009

Evolution of Dad across the Atlantic

It's always interesting to see how trends in fatherhood are translated on the other side of the Atlantic. I was recently interviewed by The Times in Britain for an article on how the role of dad is changing. Aside from quoting me as saying 'mum' as opposed to 'mom' they did a really good job at presenting a balanced view on the subject of dads. Perhaps what's most intriguing is their perspective that us American dads are much more open to sharing our feelings on the subject of caregiving than our British counterparts. Ironically, while there may be an openness over here, the policies of our country lag behind England when it comes to paternity leave and such. No matter, the times they are a-changing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Guys - reading your blog with real interest - we run a website for dads and are launching a pledge campaign to get dads to make that choice to engage with their kids. It's a good time to be a dad here in the UK as we are seeing things move forward slowly but surely.