The Changing Face of Fathers

Jul 23, 2013

Today, we’re talking about the changing face of fatherhood.

While the birth of most children don’t get as much attention as the arrival of the royal baby, many of us already know what Prince William has yet to learn, this is just the start.

Of course, he’ll have a little help raising his young son--something a lot of dads don’t have. A recent series of reports from the Pew Center on Social and Demographic Trends say that in the United States, single father households are rising.

The number of homes headed by single dads has risen from less than 300,000 in 1960 to more than 2.6 million in 2011. And, while 41% of Americans still think dad should provide financially for his family, 58% of Americans say it’s more important for dad to provide emotional support and teach good morals.

The study shows dads are a lot more involved in their kids’ lives, but that a lot more are absent.

Today, we're talking about fatherhood and what it means to be a dad today.

Share your experiences. How are you different from your dad?

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