Speaking from personal experience, childcare is one of the biggest considerations for any working parent. Back in the days when I was a salary-man, Mrs Adams and I relied heavily on childcare for our eldest daughter and since our youngest daughter started school, I have struggled to find flexible childcare to fit around the gig-economy
Why don’t most men have as much to do with their children as their female partners? Why is parenting often seen as women’s work as opposed to something shared equally between both parents? These and other questions are tackled in the recently published book Dads Don’t Babysit, Towards Equal Parenting.
I can’t pretend otherwise, it took me a long time to come around to the idea of both International Women’s Day and International Men’s Day. I found them to be slightly vague concepts and at times the debates they have created have been off-putting.
I shouldn’t be writing this blog post. I had to have an argument with myself about the fact it would bring further attention to Piers Morgan and his high-profile comments about Daniel Craig using a baby carrier. I should know better, but I simply can’t help myself.
Dad has a job and is the main earner for the family. Dad’s industry becomes ever more competitive and he has to make a greater effort to earn the same amount of money, while also balancing this with fatherhood. After a while, it becomes a bit much. What does he do?