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Rules of ‘how to be a dad’ are changing as gender roles continue to blur

These days, the idea of the hard-working, emotionally distant and frequently absent father figure seems like a caricature from the past. During the past few decades, the discussion has moved beyond the father as only the breadwinner to encompass other styles of fathering variously described as “new”, “involved”, “active” or “engaged” fathers: https://theconversation.com/rules-of-how-to-be-a-dad-are-changing-as-gender-roles-continue-to-blur-72907