Thursday, July 8, 2010
A new Boston College
study makes the modern American dad look positively Swedish in his dedication
to his children and his zeal to participate equally in raising them. The
yearlong qualitative study of 33 first-time fathers, released yesterday, found
that they viewed themselves as sharing family responsibilities 50-50 with their
wives and claimed to devote an average of 3.3 hours each workday to child care.
The new dads openly gushed about the way parenthood had changed their
priorities and career aspirations. "I love being a father so much more
than I thought I would," said one study participant about his new baby
girl. "The highlight of my day is in the morning when I hear her start to
wake up and I can just go in there and pick her up."
Unfortunately, the study also suggested that the men were
lying. Read more here.