The glass ceiling of fatherhood

Mike Spohr, Blogger and Dad, explains the perception that dads will never be as good of parents as the mother and shares advice to help dads get past this glass ceiling
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The glass ceiling of fatherhood

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The glass ceiling of fatherhood is the perception that dads will never be as good a parent as the mother. That's really hard on dads that because we want to be involved in our kids lives and be good parents. We are really never seen as good as the mothers. Really, it's discrimination that is uncalled for because in the workplace, if people said, "Well, the man really knows best at the job. The woman, she's trying hard, but let's face it, she's not as good as the man." That wouldn't fly and there would be lawsuits going. But people at home, people have no problem saying, "Well, you tried, but when mom gets home, she's square away the problem, I'm sure." It's this perception that we are not as good of parents, and I'm sure that we have to let that roll off our shoulders too. In the long run, hopefully, people will see that dads are great parents, too. Even if they are doing something a little differently than the mothers, they are doing a good job, too. We will get the respect we deserve as parents.

Mike Spohr, Blogger and Dad, explains the perception that dads will never be as good of parents as the mother and shares advice to help dads get past this glass ceiling

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Mike Spohr

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Author of the parenting blog "The Newborn Identity", Mike Spohr lives in Southern California with his wife, Heather, ice cream-obsessed two-year-old daughter, Annabel, and froufrou dog, Rigby. He is also the Executive Director of Friends of Maddie, a charity started in honor of his late daughter Madeline, which helps the families of NICU babies.

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