Fathers are more engaged today than in past generations

All of this can have a ripple effect that means the home is more cohesive and there’s less stress around it.

Fathers are now more engaged in parenting than they have been in generations past, a new study has found. It’s no surprise that parenthood has evolved. Over the years and generations, the world learns more about parenthood and the importance of each parent’s role in the development and well-being of the child.

When we think back to parenthood, it was not uncommon to see almost all mothers at home with the children and fathers at work. When Dad was home, he still wasn’t as involved in parenting as Mom was, but maybe that’s starting to change.

According to Study Finds, a new study shows that fathers today are more engaged with their children than they ever were in the past. This study was carried out by researchers from Brigham Young and Ball State Universityand it can be read in full here.

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The researchers said there had been a noticeable shift in how fathers in the United States perceived their individual role as parents, and it was evident in their behavior. They were frequenting their children’s sports games or other extracurricular activities moreand they are play a more active role in the social and emotional development of children.


Since their vision of what it means to be a father has changed, it means that fathers now support their children more in difficult times and when their children are in difficulty.

Historically, mothers have been the ones seen as nurturing and warm, but fathers are taking on that role more now. The researchers also claim that dads also see themselves as equally important in raising children and that they are equal partners for moms.

It’s also good for mom, as she probably gets more support than moms in the past have had from their partners. Moms know that when dad comes home, he’s going to step in and help, which can take a lot of the burden and pressure off his shoulder. All of this can have a ripple effect that means the home is more cohesive and there’s less stress around it.


That being said, the study found that there are still groups of fathers who see themselves as the “breadwinner” and the disciplinary figure of the family, and nothing more.

Sources: study findings, BYU

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