With times changing around, the roles of fathers have shifted too and they are no more than just an earning breadwinner of the household and the strict figure whose one glance caused everyone to be still, and disciplined. With this, men are now more inclined towards helping their wives in bringing their kids up and sharing their responsibilities. This increased affection and family involvement is changing the dynamics and playing an important role towards child development and creating a friendly environment at home.
Two to three decades ago, fathers were only considered to be earning for the family and have their ‘ME’ time with zero disturbance at home. We remember how most fathers were like. All reserved and not open to many conversations. But with change of economy both men and women now think about contributing together towards the betterment of their lifestyle. Since there are more working women now than ever before, men now lend a sharing hand towards other responsibilities of home. They now take interest in school activities of their kids, PTMs, Sports and other departments essential for child development.
The home environment is now more friendly than before and the typical communication gap seems to be diminishing over time. Children now feel open to discuss as much matters with fathers as they do with mothers, Fathers that are separated or divorced are showing the same love and warmth for their kids and taking equal part in their upbringing. Studies show how the presence of a father affects the child’s psyche.
From changing diapers to taking part in the Kangaroo race, fathers of today are doing literally everything that was considered to be a mother’s duty. And mothers are teaching their sons the same. To be able to cook, clean, organize their stuff and not rely on anyone else to come and rescue their things. Because if mothers can contribute towards household chores then why can’t fathers too?
Let’s make sure that we raise good sons who can help their wives in future and prove themselves equally dutiful towards their kids.