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Is Dad the New Mom? The Rise of Stay-At-Home Fathers
ABC News via news.yahoo.com ^ | Mon Jun 18, 2012 | SHARYN ALFONSI and CLAIRE PEDERSEN

Posted on 06/19/2012 1:54:32 PM PDT by posterchild

While Erica Howard-Potter manages her job as a high-powered tax attorney, her husband Jake Howard-Potter manages the house, the chores and the couple's very active 2-year-old daughter, Skyler.

Jake, who is a sculptor by trade, is the epitome of the so-called "trophy dad." The 37-year-old stays at home and stays fit, completing triathlons one day and expertly negotiating naptime and tea parties the next. And he is not alone.

"I had a dad say to me 'that skirt is really cute' and I thought who would have imagined that two dads would be sitting at swim class saying that a skirt is cute," he said.

According to the most recent Census, the number of stay-at-home fathers in the United States has tripled in the past 10 years up to 154,000. Yet, these at-home dads are still the exception to the traditional household and many treading in unchartered parenting waters.

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KEYWORDS: dads; parenting; rkselection
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Dad the New Mom

Yes of course - because in order to help take care of one's own children one must grow breasts and lose a Y chromosome /s
1 posted on 06/19/2012 1:54:34 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: posterchild

I love the media. So on top of 10-20 year old trends.


2 posted on 06/19/2012 1:56:12 PM PDT by dmz
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To: posterchild

>>Yes of course - because in order to help take care of one’s own children one must grow breasts and lose a Y chromosome /s <<

Thank you!
It’s like when fathers say that they are “babysitting” the kids. No Dude, you’re parenting.

These poor guys have been so marginalized, they forget who they are. Dads are so important! For boys, to show them what they should be. For girls, to show them who they should pick as a Father for their own children.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 1:58:14 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: posterchild

“Is Dad the New Mom?”

No, he’s just been unemployed for three years. But, yeah, ABC, spin it to make it sound like more dads are staying home voluntarily.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 1:58:25 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: posterchild

Insanity.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 1:59:42 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: posterchild

Research indicates that children reared by only their father do much better in life than those reared by only their mother, suggesting that perhaps “Mom” should be “the new Dad,” although that’s impossible, of course.

I would like to be independently wealthy so that my husband and I could both be full-time parents and community benefactors. Wage-slavery is a drag.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 2:00:50 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: netmilsmom

You said that so well. My husband and I are helping to raise our nine year old grandson who has been abandoned by his father. Since he was three, he has spoken to his father twice by phone, and seen him once. Fathers are so important to their children...He has missed so much watching this precious little boy grow up. No one can take the place of a father. No matter how hard we try.


7 posted on 06/19/2012 2:00:57 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: posterchild
"According to the most recent Census, the number of stay-at-home fathers in the United States has tripled in the past 10 years up to 154,000."

In a country of 300 million that number is pretty insignificant. I much prefer writers who have something to say.

8 posted on 06/19/2012 2:01:16 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: null and void

Just putting in a new tagline


9 posted on 06/19/2012 2:02:29 PM PDT by Shimmer1 (There is no god but the Moon God, and a child molester is his Prophet!)
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To: posterchild

Puke


10 posted on 06/19/2012 2:03:43 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: circlecity

Oh c’mon circlecity. I bet SHARYN and CLAIRE are just so proud of themselves for this article! They must be all atingle, as they sip their latte’s, flush with such rich sensations of diversity and relevance.

(Their IQ’s, meanwhile, are probably barely out of the single digits. They’d be better off on crack than on their tired brand of hackneyed liberalism.)


11 posted on 06/19/2012 2:06:29 PM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: ecomcon

I saw a ‘Tide’ commercial the other day with a guy talking about the product and doing the laundry. Then a little girl came in and asked...”Daddy, will you braid my hair.” To which he replied something like...”Fishbone or French?” I thought it was a joke, but it was dead serious. Seems like they’re trying to aim their marketing at ‘two daddies’ crap.


13 posted on 06/19/2012 2:08:03 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: posterchild
According to the most recent Census, the number of stay-at-home fathers in the United States has tripled in the past 10 years up to 154,000. Yet, these at-home dads are still the exception to the traditional household and many treading in unchartered parenting waters.

Blah blah blah blah...

The fact is, the vast majority of stay home parents are women. The media would love our society to turn into a fully maternal one in the workplace.

It's not happening. Dream on Lefties...

14 posted on 06/19/2012 2:08:39 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: BenLurkin
Insanity

I know one of these couples. They are childless. The wife is a high power attorney. The husband renovates the house (mostly hands-on), tends a garden, drives the wife on her once or twice a week 200 mile commute and stays with her if she has to travel. Works out great for both of them and her employer.

15 posted on 06/19/2012 2:08:44 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: MeganC

I did it for a year when Main Frames computers joined the Do Do Bird. Believe me. No one respects Mr. Mom. Especially Mom.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 2:09:23 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MeganC

I did it for a year when Main Frames computers joined the Do Do Bird. Believe me. No one respects Mr. Mom. Especially Mom.


17 posted on 06/19/2012 2:09:40 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: posterchild

“...her husband Jake Howard-Potter”

How does a man get a hyphenated name? Did he have 2 fathers? Natural and stepfather? Was he married to another man? Typo? Just asking...


18 posted on 06/19/2012 2:09:52 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: posterchild

Yes and they put their pants on backwards.


19 posted on 06/19/2012 2:13:25 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Tzar

The studies are corrected for income.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 2:14:09 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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