The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life

Equal Opportunity Time for Dads-New Work/Life Study

by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Friday, June 25, 2010
Featured Image
This June, Boston College Center for Work and Family released a study that new dads are seeking an active role in parenting PLUS working. However, while women have gained legitimacy in these intertwined lives, men now struggle to gain acceptance. Flex arrangements appear to be more acceptable for women than for men. For new dads, the study underscores a shift.

They do not equate being a good father with the role of “the breadwinner,” but with “being there, being present, spending time and being accessible.” In small but significant way, PAMPERS has started advertising its diapers to fathers, hosting a “Daddy Play Date” in Manhattan with celebrity fathers like the singer Joel Madden and the actor Gilles Marini and about 100 guests, who played carnival games with their toddlers. According to an invitation, “the event was to pay homage to dads on diaper duty.” Now if we can get the Equal Pay Act to live up to its name, equity will hit home and office front.

Share This Post

Like this post? Please share it!

< Back to All Posts


Eileen McDargh Keynote Speaker Blog Author

About Eileen!

Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

View all posts by Eileen

Subscribe to My Blog!

Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts




holidays resiliency Alzheimer's Connection Back To School Hurricane Irma Road Trip civil discourse Spirit Loneliness women in leadership Yoga Patriots Marriage Politics Faith Writing Technology ecology Resolutions Diversity John Blumberg Boston Marathon Vacation employee retention Adventure Radical Resiliency employees Sustainability Corporate Culture Disruption Volunteer Reshaping the Brain Hurricane Harvey Book Reviews angels Memorial Day Multi-tasking Feedback Vegan Superbowl Interview cancer Sexual Harassment Divorce Anxiety Humanity Family creativity Spelling Bee Henry VIII preresilience Charity goals e-mail Career Advice Persuasion Mark Scharenbroich Requisite Variety Napping Children Leadership Skills Tornadoes in Texas More Fun at Work Travel Energizing Others Climate Change Fear Bill Treasurer New Year resolutions Communication Emotional Intelligence conscience LGBTQ Adaptability waiting The Last Jedi earthquakes Option B Building Resilience Leaders Open Doors Book Nursing Conversation Change Survive St. Patrick's Day Married Arlington Cemetary Ecotourism Twas The Night Before Christmas Seder Eve Energy Content Generation Exercise Talk Ain't Cheap Book Meetings Women customer service Humor Voting Sleeping Suddenly Single Disrupt Loss Jewish Animals Guns Thanksgiving Happiness Gifts From The Mountain Soft Skills Walk For Hunger Human Interaction resilient organizations resilience Bullying Listening resilient leaders Learned Optimism U.S.A.A. Sales Words Managers coaching Postive Work Environment Dogs Fun Work Environment Idea Deloitte USAA Aging Depression Trust Empathy Networking Mother's Day Branding John Mattone Strangers Kindness Environtment Joy Siblings Positive Brain Repatterning Office Celebrations Christmas WASP Play gratitude Optimism Ownership Motivating Others Your Resiliency GPS Burnout Sheryl Sandberg Compassion Time Management Social Media Intentions Employee Attitude Breathe Art Engaged Workers Adam Grant Breath John Havlik Energizing Speaking Laughter teams Honoring Veterans Relationships work life balance love Stress