Posted on | June 18, 2010
According to a survey conducted by Spike TV, more and more guys are turning to their MOTHERS when they look for advice on how to be a good dad.
The fatherhood study revealed that today’s dads are doing more than ever before, taking on roles and activities that used to be taken care of by the wives.
Here are a few of the findings …
* Role models for dads today are … moms. Dads look for advice from their own mothers and wives — rather than their dads — as a guide on how to be a good father.
* Today’s dads are “soccer dads.” Guys are doing double-duty. They’re doing dad stuff like providing for the family and disciplining the kids. They are also doing “mom” stuff, like being actively involved in the kids’ lives.
There Are 4 Categories Of Dads:
1. “Super Dads” — 22% of dads are highly involved and nurturing. They are very confident that they are doing a great job of parenting.
2. “Struggling Dads” — 30% of dads feel the least prepared for fatherhood. They want to be highly involved and nurturing in their children’s lives, but feel like they just don’t know how.
3. “Juggling Dads” — 20% of dads want to be highly involved and nurturing in their children’s lives, but feel that they lack the time.
4. “Traditional Dads” — 27% of dads think dads should be less involved as nurturers and feel confident that they have a handle on their role.