Modern dads ‘more hand on’

Modern dads are more ‘hands-on’ than previous generations ever were, according to a survey.

Modern dads are more ‘hands-on’ than previous generations ever were, according to a survey.

Researchers found a third of fathers say they now regularly get up in the middle of the night to comfort, feed or change the baby. A fifth say they often cook the evening meal.
 
 The survey, commissioned by the Perfume Shop, revealed the average father returns from work at 6pm.
 
Twenty per cent said they made dinner every night and a third said they take it in turns to prepare the family meal with their partner.
 
Three quarters say they take charge of the bedtime routine and a third say they get up in the night to tend to crying children.
 
The study also found 21 per cent of fathers struggle to meet the expectations of both their wife and their boss. Four out of ten claimed that being run ragged at home often makes it difficult to concentrate at work, but one third feel undervalued or unappreciated

Nearly two-thirds said they were much more ‘hands-on’ than their own father was with them while they were growing up.
 
And 67 per cent  say they are much more likely than their fathers to take charge of the kids if they have an accident or are taken ill.
 
 One in ten dads say they finally settle down to relax at 9.30pm, although one in 20 say they don’t finish chores until 10pm.
 
Half of the 2,000 working dads who were polled class their job as ‘high pressured’ with 60 per cent claiming at least five people work under them. Three quarters claim to be the main breadwinner.
 





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