Fatherhood Under Attack

Half the fathers in a new survey report being criticized about their parenting skills. Mostly, the criticism comes from their wives and partners.

Topping the list of areas in which fathers felt criticized was how they dealt with discipline. “Addressing a child’s misbehavior is one of the greatest challenges of parenting, and parents aren’t always on the same page when it comes to expectations and consequences,” said survey co-director Sarah Clark, of the University of Michigan.

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