by Carjamin Scott on June 16, 2018, at 10:56 p.m. CST
According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control, black fathers were the most involved with children no matter if they lived with them or not. A greater percentage of black fathers, when compared with white and Hispanic fathers, fed or ate meals with children daily, bathed, diapered or dressed children daily, played with children daily, and read to children daily. The study also proved that overall, American dads are more involved with childcare than in years past.
The CDC report complements research on fathers by the Pew Research Center, which reported the changing definition of fatherhood in the United States. Here are six facts.
- Over 50% of moms and dads reported that parenthood is an essential part of their identity.
- Dads are spending more time on child care and homework than in years past.
- 48% of working fathers would rather be home with their children instead of working.
- 58% of moms and dads ranked values and morals higher than discipline, emotional support, and income when asked, which was extremely important for children.
- 70% of Americans say it’s important for the baby to bond with mom and dad.
- Black fathers 70% were most involved and likely to have bathed, dressed, diapered, or helped their children use the toilet every day compared with white 60% and Hispanic fathers 45%.
On this Father’s Day, let’s remember the dads in our lives and appreciate the love, guidance, and support they provide to us. Here are some tributes to dad.