How do you view "Fatherhood"

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Registered: 03-22-2010
How do you view "Fatherhood"
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Mon, 03-22-2010 - 9:08pm
How involved should men be with their children and how involved ARE men (in reality) involved with their children?
Please indicate if you have children and you are speaking from personal experience. I think it would also be interesting to see how each gender views this topic, so please also indicate if you're male or female.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-09-2009
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 12:25pm

There are almost four years between my sis and I.

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Ducky

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-09-2009
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 12:26pm
Harsh?

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Ducky

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 12:55pm

I think both parents need to participate in the running of the household, but who does what is not all that important.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 1:17pm

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Amen to that!















iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 1:21pm

"so yes they will remember"

You have no way of knowing what your kids will remember as adults.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 1:24pm

People are capable of forming long-lasting memories starting at around 3 years old. Just because we are capable of remembering something doesn't mean that we will, though. We don't remember things that we weren't paying attention to in the first place.

Just for fun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahg6qcgoay4















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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 1:28pm

I agree and have stated many time the importance of a father being involved. I just don't agree that there is a magic list that must be followed in order to be an involved father. A man can never change a diaper and be a very involved father, also a man can change a lot of diapers and be an uninvolved father. There is nothing magic about changing diapers.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 1:30pm
Yeah, a perk of raising kids in a relationship rather than as a single parents is the ability to hand off some tasks to the other parent.
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Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 1:34pm

Dh has always been the griller in our house. When DD2 was in 1st grade one time her was running late from work so I got the grill started.

DD2: "Does daddy know you are doing that"

LOL

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 03-31-2010 - 1:44pm
LOL!

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