Tag Archive: child care

Can dads get it right?

Parenting.com has posted a series of well-produced, entertaining videos in partnership with Juice Box Jungle. I found the headline, “Daddy Doesn’t Do It Right” and had to check it out. The brief video interviews mothers and fathers about their participation in childcare, and includes some not-so-surprising information: In this video: Over 25% of dads polled…

Autism and employment

A study published in the July 2008 issue of Pediatrics examined employment status and child care problems of families with autistic children. Parents of children with autism were more likely to use community child care than those without autistic children. They also reported that the diagnosis influenced their employment decisions. In addition, the authors noted…

The Key to Dad's Involvement: Mom!

Fathers are more involved in the day-to-day care of the kids when they’re encouraged by the moms. A study in the June issue of the Journal of Family Psychology examined 97 couples. The researchers determined that mothers are the “gatekeepers” of day-to-day childcare. Encouragement of the fathers’ behaviour was associated with increased involvement, while criticism…