A dad’s job is changing and getting better
Dadhood is in the pit of exponential social progress
What relationship role has shifted more in the recent past than being a dad?
This Father’s Day might still be a bacchanal of silk ties, novelty golf balls and business-management hardcovers, but fathers, both the men and the job, have changed.
What a dad is, what he’s supposed to be, and do, and know, is different now than it was 10, 20 and 30 years ago. Maybe a year ago. Now, dad life is different. Mostly, it’s variable. Now, there are men who absorbed fatherhood into their previous identities, instead of becoming a familiar and prefabricated archetype of a dad.
Empathy is directing new dads to be more into and “of” their families, to be involved in them the same way mothers always have been, writes Kate Carraway.