On Fatherhood

Jun 17, 2011

Looking for a Father's Day card you might think that all dads do is grill, golf and goof around. Those themes run through the imagery of this holiday. You can see the picture now - a tired man, finally able to relax in the hammock one day of the year. Dog at his side, hot dog on the grill.  But we know that being a dad is a bit more complex.

Today on our tribute to Father's Day - three stories. First a state initiative that helps to support men who are having troubles being the men they want to be. Then Dr. Peggy Drexler joins us to talk about her research on the complicated father/daughter relationship - and we'll hear essays from the upcoming book and NPR series "This I Believe: On Fatherhood."