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fathers in childcare- Guardian article

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starkadder Sat 10-Oct-09 14:20:22

Completely agree with this article.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/oct/10/chris-cleave-fathers-more-involved

I have really noticed that fathers are marginalised in a lot of ways. Our DS is only 18 mths but even so, all the nursery rhymes/playgroup songs only ever mention "mummy".

I also totally agree that it's because of the maternity/paternity leave thing. Men should have the right to have 6 months off as well. The only difficulty with men taking an equal part of the childcare from day 1 is breastfeeding, but even there, it's possible to make it work.

DaddyJ Sun 11-Oct-09 20:58:06

I am not sure I agree, mainly because I have never heard a Dad complain about being marginalised - apart from the odd article in the media..

The comments underneath the article are good, though.

We just get on with it - like you Mums!

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