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By James Joiner
You know the tired stereotype of the American dad coming home from a hard day at the office to kick up his feet with a martini and the evening news while his wife is busy whipping up the roast and rearing the kids? It's dead.
What's surprising is how few people seem to be aware of it.
A new government study released a week ago clarifies this demise, polling four thousand fathers aged 15-44 between 2006 and 2010, and clearly stating that dads are intimately involved in every aspect of their child's lives. And not just middle class white dads - all men, across all race and age divides - are taking an active role. The one caveat being that men with some level of college tended to be more involved than those less educated.
The study highlighted that, among other things:
- Of those living with kids under five, nine out of ten bathed,Read More »from Study Proves Men Are Actually Really Good Fathers in Almost Every Way