Yes! Finally some sense coming from internet land!
Al Ferguson, from The Dad Network in the UK has won the affections of parents all over the world after a photo of him wearing a shirt with ‘Dad’s don’t babysit, it’s called parenting” printed on the front was shared in a Reddit forum of other father’s fed up with the parenting stereotypes.
Speaking to BBC Online, Al said that as a father he had come across some doozies when it came to poorly thought out comments from strangers. “I’ve had people ask me ‘Are you looking after the kids today’ or ‘I can tell that you dressed the baby today”. It’s just out of date”. He said. “The modern dad is more active in the family life than they were historically. It’s out of date to assume the mum is the primary caregiver”.
Al says that he believes it was time that society moved on from the typical gender stereotypes when it came to raising children and explained that for fathers looking after their kids, it can be difficult to get the job done properly, simply because of the way we look at parenting. He cited examples like baby change facilities being in ladies bathrooms which obviously creates a problem for a dad with a nappy situation.