For many people, having children is a gift that keeps on giving. Most of them feel more fulfilled when they are able to get involved in their children’s life and growth. One fine example is this father, who, after visiting his daughter’s school to be a parent reader, he realized that there is still a lack that needs to be filled by many fathers like him.
According to a report by dad advice website Fatherly, Daniel Maloney, CEO and co-founder of Tailwin, shared on LinkedIn his experience when he signed up as a parent reader for his daughter’s pre-K class.
He narrated how him signing up to “Chapter Time” was something he never really thought of doing, and that it’s usually his wife who would attend to these things. He signed up as well after he noticed his daughter developing an “‘I don’t want to go to school’ phase,” Maloney revealed.
Wishing to arrest that, he got on the “Chapter Time” signup sheet and was astonished to find that there was no other dad on the sheet besides him. The children were evidently shocked to see him seated for “Chapter Time,” but it seemed his plan to encourage his daughter to keep going to school worked.
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“My daughter put her mat right up front and had a huge smile on her face the whole time,” he wrote.
Maloney’s experience is a step in the right direction for balanced parenting. Moms are usually relegated more to school time than fathers, but in recent years, studies have shown that more fathers are becoming more involved in parenting “than ever before,” and that it is usually the pressure of hitting that work-life balance that makes it hard for them to do so.
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This means that most of these activities are passed on to the mother, who, in this current economy, might also have a hard time balancing her being a mother as well as having a day job.