Cool Dads and the Women Who Love Them

In the past 15 years, there has been a sea change in how we define a “good father.” Dads today are expected to be involved in their kids’ lives in a way fathers have never been before. It’s no longer unusual to see men holding babies in a front carrier, changing a diaper, or at story hour. The National Center for Fathering found that between 1999 and 2008, there were major increases in the percentage of dads who take their children to school, attend class events, help their kids with extracurricular activities, and attend parent-teacher conferences.

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John Badalament
JOHN BADALAMENT, EDM, is a Harvard-trained educator, leading expert on fatherhood, and the author of The Modern Dad’s Dilemma. He is also the director of the acclaimed PBS documentary All Men Are Sons: Exploring the Legacy of Fatherhood.