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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Sorry if this is in the wrong area as I'm not sure if it is political enough but I did want it to be a poll so this seems the logical place to put it. Feel free to move it to an appropriate section if you think it doesn't belong here.

    I often hear people say that it is perfectly legitimate for the woman to stay at home raising the kids while the man goes off to work. While at the same time I hear people say that it is wrong for the man to stay at home raising the kids while the woman works.

    What do you think? Is it acceptable for the man to stay at home raising the kids while the woman works? Or is the man just a lazy bum (a phrase that I hear often when refering to stay at home dads) that should get off his butt and get a job?
    Yes, it's perfectly acceptable. Time we stopped treating dads like second-class parents...in divorce/custody cases and in every other aspect.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Nothing wrong with stay at home fathers. That said, I think mothers tend to be the better nurturers. If I could, I would have liked a stay at home wife.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Time we stopped treating dads like second-class parents...in divorce/custody cases and in every other aspect.
    Hear hear!

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Dog View Post
    Nothing wrong with stay at home fathers. That said, I think mothers tend to be the better nurturers. If I could, I would have liked a stay at home wife.
    Well, we do think they are, but that's not necessarily true.

    We "consumers" have given up a great deal in our lives. It used to be that a gal graduated from high school or college, worked a few years and saved her money, got married and stayed home to raise her children. Now, our demand for goods has pushed the cost of living so high that it's awfully hard to get by on one income. Maybe it'll come around full circle.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    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!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    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.
    You guys really have no clue what it takes to be a father do you? It takes a real man to do house work. Those wannabe pansies are too insecure of their masculinity to do house work. A real father will not care what their buddies think as long their children get the best possible care possible. Daycare is not going to teach anything about masculinity. And staying at home taking care of children does not mean that you cannot still work. Both of you sound like you have no clue what you are talking about.

    The proper roll is that parents take care of their children, not pawn them of on someone else for a price.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    You guys really have no clue what it takes to be a father do you? It takes a real man to do house work. Those wannabe pansies are too insecure of their masculinity to do house work. A real father will not care what their buddies think as long their children get the best possible care possible. Daycare is not going to teach anything about masculinity. And staying at home taking care of children does not mean that you cannot still work. Both of you sound like you have no clue what you are talking about.

    The proper roll is that parents take care of their children, not pawn them of on someone else for a price.

    So Mr mom, what is your favorite soap opera? You can kid yourself all you want but as your kids grow older and their friends talk about what their dad's do, your kids will be embarrassed to talk about you. Both my parents worked and I was put in day care, they called it nursery school then. I had a great time and learned to be independent at 3 years old, even then there were bullies that tried to take your toy. I remember my dad saying if that punk tries to take your toy again hit him over the GD head with it, he did, I did, end of bully problem, beginning of life in the real world. Thanks dad

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    So Mr mom, what is your favorite soap opera? You can kid yourself all you want but as your kids grow older and their friends talk about what their dad's do, your kids will be embarrassed to talk about you. Both my parents worked and I was put in day care, they called it nursery school then. I had a great time and learned to be independent at 3 years old, even then there were bullies that tried to take your toy. I remember my dad saying if that punk tries to take your toy again hit him over the GD head with it, he did, I did, end of bully problem, beginning of life in the real world. Thanks dad
    Assumptions, assumptions. Yup I still think that you are clueless. The fact that you believe that someone children will be embarrassed by their father actually being around to teach them about the world and care for them shows that you missed out on some parenting and are making excuses.

    BTW while being a stay home Dad I have paid for my house. No more house payments because ya know I worked my ass off to buy my home. In fact I am only taking a much needed break from working this morning. lol I got the kids to school on time and I am already finished with a couple orders. Well anyways back to the grinding stone (ha literally I need a few new carving knives) Have fun pretending to be a man.

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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Well it is good to see attitudes on this subject changing. Its also good to see some fellow stay at home dads.
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    Re: Stay at home dads.

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Assumptions, assumptions. Yup I still think that you are clueless. The fact that you believe that someone children will be embarrassed by their father actually being around to teach them about the world and care for them shows that you missed out on some parenting and are making excuses.

    BTW while being a stay home Dad I have paid for my house. No more house payments because ya know I worked my ass off to buy my home. In fact I am only taking a much needed break from working this morning. lol I got the kids to school on time and I am already finished with a couple orders. Well anyways back to the grinding stone (ha literally I need a few new carving knives) Have fun pretending to be a man.
    Geeez buddy, no reason to get all hysterical, sounds to me like you work from home, the point is you work.

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