Dads Don't Babysit: Towards Equal Parenting

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 26 Oct 2018

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Humorous and informative, the book is great for men and women looking for a modern and progressive take on parenting. A well rounded look at why society rarely takes men seriously as parents and caregivers.
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This book is so well written and addresses issues about parenthood that have worried me for years. Anytime I hear someone say women have natural skills for parenting, I cringe. Why do we have very low standards for men as parents and unrealistically high standards for women as parents?

Especially in this era when we are demanding equal opportunities for women, it is essential that this includes equal opportunities for men to take on more active roles as parents.

In this well researched book, the authors (who are the primary caregivers in their homes) make a case for seeing parenting as an equal opportunity responsibility for both parents.

They give examples of how even though some societies pay lip service to encouraging fathers to step up as parents, they exclude fathers from parenting roles and the expectation is still that women are primary caregivers while men are primary  money providers.
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Fascinating book that provides a great review of parenting and the gender gap. Is easy to read whilst informing you and surprisingly eye opening, I’m impressed with writing style I didn’t feel preached too or feel like I was being told or educated just informed, being given all the facts
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A comedic take on parenting books with a very important point. Dad's don't babysit. It covers more the reasons dads are listed as "babysitters" more than primary caregivers. And how these dads can step up their role and beat the power imbalance.
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This book Dads don't babysit: Towards equal parenting, written by David Freed, is an interesting and refreshing book about how we could make parenting equality happen in our societies.
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This book and I just didn't mesh. I thought it would be a bit more humorous given the title, but I quickly found out it wasn't. In fact, quite soon from the start I was bored. I found myself tuning out and focusing on other things. So I gave up very fast on this book. Thanks for the opportunity, but it just didn't work out.
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This is an informative book for Dads, Dads-to-be and just men in general. 

Equal parenting should be the norm, however it is not. Still so many men are deemed as the bread-winners and the women stay at home and look after the baby. In an every changing world where men want to spend more time with their families, why are they still expected to bring home the bacon?
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