Stress And The Superdad

Like the supermoms before them, today's fathers are struggling to balance work and home

The past 30 years have seen the emergence of the working mom, the single mom, the supermom, the soccer mom and--because full-time motherhood is often considered a choice rather than a given--the stay-at-home mom. Yet aside from the recent categorization of NASCAR dads (which more pointedly concerns the significance of NASCAR than parenting), the title of dad has rarely been linked to a modifier. It would be wrong, however, to conclude that the role of fathers has remained unaltered; the majority of men today are vastly more involved in the rearing of their children and maintenance of their households than their...

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