Primary Caregiver Dads are Cool

I have a confession to make, when I see Dads at wholesale jerseys playcentre, or riding solo at the park on a week day, at the supermarket with a baby during working hours, BOARD I want to tell them they are bloody legends and that they are completely fabulous.

I don't feel the need to say that to cheap nfl jerseys mums.  (Well, I do actually tell them they Hacked are fabulous but that is another story).

Because these blokes are going against the grain.  There is a big chance they are giving up what may or not be a career, but because wholesale nba jerseys they are at home with the kids they may never know.  And that is a kicker.  For when it is cheap nfl jerseys ingrained in you from a child that you will be the primary breadwinner and you end up the primary caregiver there must be (well I reckon so) a fundamental Your shift in how you perceive yourself.  No matter if everyday, you know you are doing the most important job of your life.

A small amount of these guys might struggle with depression – because their expectations of what they achieve each day are light years away from Waiting when they were younger.  And most of these very cool men are partnered with gorgeous, intelligent, clever women.  Lucky boys.  Sometimes, when confronted with success of their professional partner,  they celebrate it, Монтрё but sometimes it might be tough. Because they are not living up to embedded cultural concepts.  And while the children are absolutely, totally, undeniably benefitting from an active and involved father, it must be the most challenging intellectual ride of many of their Dads' lives. To watch someone else walk out the door every morning into the workforce.

 And if they're not with a partner, there's the chance they're broke and a single dad, so they've got the loneliness and the struggle digestive of the everyday to contend with. Which can be debilitating.  There ain't too many solo Dad's groups – but thank the world there are more of them than there used to be. 

I was 35, with two small cheap jerseys children of my own before I realised why I never got to go to playgrounds with my solo father as a preschooler and then later on when I was at school.  Hotbed.  Hotbed of questions and looks and curious wonderment.  It was the seventies.. What man in their right mind would rock up to a playground mid week with a 3 year old girl?

Times have changed.  There is still a glass ceiling in the office and at times a little picket fence across the park playground but by and large we are getting there.  But girls, cut the curious glances and strike up an lively conversation and you could just end up trading recipes and tips on a good vertical arc (we're talkin' welding here).

About Jodie

It is only by questioning and discussing and attempting to view the world our childrens children will live in, that we start to understand that life isn't a linear process - it is a room of dominoes falling. Our world has a lot of special interests and stakeholders that by default, keep science undone, and economics hooked in the 1920's - resulting in governments that don't address the complexity that is challenging our world. From pollution to mental health (and the cost of food) to the health of our freshwater - it's complex and dynamic. What equilibrium do we want to reach - a healthy vital one or a suffering one?
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