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Now Is the Perfect Time to Lower the Parenting Bar

If there is one thing this Covid-19 chaos could achieve, its a total change to working culture and parenting. Merging working from home and parenting has it challenges. Now is the time to embrace what work-from-home parents learned long ago — it’s not about winning; it’s about striving for the bronze.  Credit to The Cut By: Kimberly Harrington I’ve worked… Read More »Now Is the Perfect Time to Lower the Parenting Bar

Meet the tribe where fathers suckle infants

Covid-19 could permanently shift working patterns as companies forced to embrace remote working by the pandemic find that their employees do not want to return to the office once the closures are lifted. Working culture could change with an opportunity for more real hands on parenting while managing work commitments by embracing more flexible working rather than traditional working hours.… Read More »Meet the tribe where fathers suckle infants

Mothers shouldn’t be grateful their husbands help

When mothers feel lucky to have any help at all, it’s an impediment to the elusive goal of equity in the home I’ve spent the past year interviewing married or cohabiting heterosexual mothers across the United States about the distribution of child-care labor in their home. Most of them did the lion’s share of the work and were angry with… Read More »Mothers shouldn’t be grateful their husbands help

A children’s book from 1983 which really made me think. What was depicted was actually the opposite

Over the weekend my son (who has recently learned how to walk and say Peppa, Dog, Chicken and Cat) picked up a pile of books and handed them over to me to read. The book he selected was a 1983 book titled Gorilla by Anthony Browne. The first page immediately caught my attention. Hannah’s love for Gorillas is described but… Read More »A children’s book from 1983 which really made me think. What was depicted was actually the opposite

This Stay-At-Home Mumbai Father is Challenging Gender Roles For Good!

“When I told them about my decision, most of them laughed it off as a joke. After they realised I was serious, I would be repeatedly asked if I could manage the kids or if I was really going to do the housework. It was unthinkable for many.” They wake up early to prepare breakfast. Hustling with the speeding hands… Read More »This Stay-At-Home Mumbai Father is Challenging Gender Roles For Good!

Papa Penguin invited to take part in CIPD Dad Focus Group

I am grateful to be invited to CIPDs (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) focus group for Dads. The overall purpose of the session is to deepen CIPD’s understanding of the particular issues faced by Dad’s in order to inform their future work. A summary of the focus group discussion will be shared around Father’s Day. Who are CIPD? Championing… Read More »Papa Penguin invited to take part in CIPD Dad Focus Group

The Sizzling Life: Stay-at-Home Dad Dan Zevin

Back when my first kid was a baby, I was stroller-schlepping him around town one drizzly day when a little old lady came over. I figured we were in for a pleasant, coochy-coochy-coo. But Grandma was pissed. “Baby’s toes are getting wet!” she scolded me. “He’ll get pneumonia! Where’s baby’s mommy?!” In retrospect, I could have told her that baby’s… Read More »The Sizzling Life: Stay-at-Home Dad Dan Zevin

Blake Woodward said being a stay-at-home dad was “life-changing” (ABC News: Chris Taylor)

Blake Woodward knows how lucky he is. Sitting in a park in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the 37-year-old is playing with his three-year-old son Samuel and baby daughter Michaela. It is a familiar scene for the stay-at-home dad, who is also the primary carer for his kids. “It’s [been] life-changing, absolutely,” he said. “Just learning how to… Read More »Blake Woodward said being a stay-at-home dad was “life-changing” (ABC News: Chris Taylor)