Our View: Thumbs up for more fathers involved in child rearing
Thumbs up: To involved dads. A recent government survey found that the stereotype of the distant dad who doesn’t know what’s going on in his kids’ lives is pretty much a big myth. American dads are more involved in their children’s lives and daily activities than ever before, with the majority of those surveyed reporting they regularly play with, talk to, read to and eat with their kids, as well as taking care of practical matters like bathing, dressing, and helping with homework. It may take a little longer to shake those stereotypes, but the outcome of such involvement can only be good for kids and families.