Happy Father’s Day from the Jefferson County Post

Sunday, June 21st marks the 110th anniversary of Father’s Day. Celebrated worldwide, this is a day to cherish our beloved fathers and thank them for all that they are.

As a matter of fact, more and more dads are taking on the stay-at-home status to care for their kids. Since 1989, the number of stay-at-home dads has doubled, while the number of stay-at-home moms has decreased substantially. According to Pew Research, parenting has become increasingly important to the identity of many men. More fathers than mothers are shown describing parenting as rewarding and enjoyable all of the time. Even the majority of childless men are hoping to have children within their lifetimes. 

Although the majority of fathers view childcare in this light, the vast consensus of people still remains that fathers are not as good of caregivers as mothers. Only 45% of Americans believe fathers are equally as equipped to care for their child as the mothers. Luckily, however, 71% of Americans do believe it is equally as important to bond with the mother as the father.
To the 70 million fathers out there, Father’s Day is a beautiful holiday, and the Jefferson County Post wishes all the dads out there a happy, loving Father’s Day!

Source: Sophie Swann, Jefferson County Post Staff Writer