The Rise of the Stay-at-Home Dad
Join us on June 6th at 2 PM EDT/ 11 AM PDT for an online round table discussion about fatherhood. With Father’s Day right around the corner, we’re taking a look at the rising trend of stay-at-home dads. Whether it’s due to financial reasons or the changing views on family gender roles, more and more dads are becoming stay-at-home parents. According to data from the US Census Bureau, the number of men who handle the role of homemaker/main caregiver for their families’ children has more than doubled in the last decade.
What are the challenges facing the SAHD? What are the benefits? What should you do if you’re thinking of becoming one yourself? Join us for a fun and enlightening discussion with our expert dad panel:
Al Watts is a ten-year veteran at-home dad to four children ages 11, 8, 6, and 5 in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the President of The National At-Home Dad Network which is hosting the 18th Annual At-Home Dads Convention in Denver, CO on Oct. 18-19 and is co-editing a book project chronicling the fatherhood revolution titled Dads Behaving Dadly.
Jonathan H. Liu has been a stay-at-home dad for nearly a decade and lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three daughters. He has far too many interests, including books and board games, which he writes about at GeekDad. He's also been known to impress random strangers with his Etch-a-Sketch art.
Chase Roper is the internet’s only comedy writing, podcasting, stay-at-home dad — presumably. He has had jokes featured in Life&Style and has been a contributing writer for the podcasting network Earwolf and Laughspin.com. Chase is the creator and host of the Stay at Home Dadcast, a comedy podcast about parenting….which is frequently interrupted by his kids.
If you have questons or comments that we weren't able get to in this roundtable, please post in the comments section on THIS POST PAGE and we'll reach out to our panelists to get those answers for you. Thanks - Daily Lounge Editorial Staff.
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