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Thread: Stay at home dads.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    In answer to the question;
    No, a man is not lazy if he stays home. He should be a role model for al the dead beat dads out there.
    However I still believe MOST men would have a complex staying home while their wife brought it in.... particularly alpha males!

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    I don't get why anyone would have a problem with a parent staying home with the kids. What difference does it make which parent?
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Apparently there is 1 person so far who has a problem with this. I was expecting there to be more.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    In an economy like we have at present many men are forced to be stay at home dad's and the good part is they get to spend some time with their kids. Dad's that choose to not work and be Mr mom are another breed altogether. They set a bad example for their kids. The girls will think of men as effeminate lazy wusses and the boys will have a horrible role model, they will both end up as scarred adults. Dad's set examples and I remember mine coming home dead ass tired,dirty and looking like he had done an honest days work. I wanted to grow up and be just like him. What do sons of Mr mom aspire to, a nice apron, a new cook book, a better vacuum cleaner? SHEEEESH, get a job!

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    I have to give a guy credit for being the stay at home parent. He is bucking the system and being visible to his children. The kids get a look at dad in roles dad's aren't seen in. The children benefit by seeing more possibilities in life than what society tells them is the norm. Big thumbs up to dad doing this.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    I have to give a guy credit for being the stay at home parent. He is bucking the system and being visible to his children. The kids get a look at dad in roles dad's aren't seen in. The children benefit by seeing more possibilities in life than what society tells them is the norm. Big thumbs up to dad doing this.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    I'm not sure I'd agree with the "lazy bum" part; but the man who stays home with the kids while his wife goes to work is definitely not masculine or very "male" in my view. They also contributing to two of the major problems in our country these days.... A lack of acceptance of proper gender roles and failing to teach our children the proper way society is supposed to work.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Ok, who didn't see that coming?

    Proper roles is very subjective, and some of the 'propers' are quite dated, like women submitting to their husbands, can't inherit, sign for a loan, vote, decide when to have babies....

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
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    An exception to the rule, of course.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    The notion that men are lazy or whatever for being SAHDs is more an attitude from older generations.

    Where I DO think we lose something, as both individual families and as a society, is in losing so many single-working households. I do think that kids, in general, do better when one parent is a stay-at-home parent, though I don't think *which* parent is necessarily critical. (Single-parent household cannot do this, I know)

    The cost of living has risen over the decades, sure, but I think a large part of the problem is our own individual priorities. We put ourselves in the position of "needing" to have both parents work. The McMansion. The huge $35K pick-up when a simple pick-up at half the price... or even a 3 yr old pick-up at half of that... would do just fine. A boat that sits for 355 days a year. The question is: Is the trade-off worth it?

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