In the family, I am… the father who takes care of everything

Stay-at-home dads are a growing trend in today’s society. More and more fathers are choosing to stay home to care for their children. This is a great choice for many families as it can bring stability and consistency to children. It’s also a great way for dads to bond with their children and get involved in their daily lives.

In the family, I am… the father who takes care of everything. It’s a title I wear with pride. I am the one who is always there for my children when they need me. I’m the one who helps them with their homework, takes them to their sports activities and reads them bedtime stories. I am the one who is always there for them no matter what.

Arthur, 42 years old

Being a stay-at-home dad is an exception

It is difficult to break the image of the father who sustains the home, and yet more and more men choose to stay at home to take care of their children. The majority of men do not see themselves leaving their job because they are afraid of being bored at home, or their love of work is too strong. Note also the financial aspect knowing that men’s salaries are higher than those of women.

The decision to stay home is often made when the father realizes that he is not spending enough time with his children. This moment sometimes coincides with down moments in a man’s professional life: burn-out, professional shortness of breath…

Fathers are important role models in their children’s lives, and by staying home they can be more involved in their children’s daily lives. Studies have shown that children who have a close relationship with their father are more likely to succeed in life.

Being a stay-at-home dad is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It allowed me to be more involved in my children’s lives and gave me the opportunity to bond with them in a way I never could if I was working all the time. It’s also a great way to bond with my wife, as we now have more time to spend together as a family and most importantly, I understand her better by going through what she’s been through..

Arthur, 42 years old

If you’re a man who plans to stay home with your kids, know that you’re not alone. You’ll join a growing trend of fathers choosing to put their family first. And, most importantly, you will make a difference in the lives of your children.

Be careful not to confuse fathers on parental leave – who have just stopped their paid work to take care of their children but who can return to their job on a permanent contract – and stay-at-home fathers – who have stopped their professional activity by resigning and without looking for a new job.

Being a stay-at-home dad isn’t that easy

Being a stay-at-home dad is often seen as a woman’s job, and men who choose to do so are often met with skepticism and even ridicule. Moreover, they often have to deal with the feeling that they are not “real” men because they don’t work and they don’t bring the money home.

Apart from the prejudices and external judgments about being the stay-at-home parent, it is not an easy day-to-day role. Men become aware of what their wives were going through before they found themselves in the situation. In addition to taking care of the children, they also have to take care of the house, the kitchen and the shopping.

Of course, not everything is always easy. Being a stay-at-home dad can sometimes be a challenge. And then there are days when I miss adult conversation and crave some time to myself. But, overall, I wouldn’t trade this experience for anything.

Arthur, 42 years old

If you are considering becoming a stay-at-home dad, we encourage you to do so. It is an incredibly rewarding experience that will change your life for the better. But before taking the leap, take the time to think about your new organization and agree with your partner, without forgetting the budget aspect.

Being a stay-at-home dad, a way to establish your masculinity?

The way we define “masculinity” is changing, and that’s a good thing. In the past, masculinity was often associated with strength, power and aggression. But today, there is a growing trend of men redefining what it means to be a man. These men choose to stay home to care for their children, which challenges traditional ideas of what it means to be a man.

Moreover, some fathers have the will to offer their children a different education from that offered by the mother, whether consciously or not. Take risks, be more independent, dare to do more “strenuous” activities, give more importance to large works (gardening, DIY, etc.) than to household chores, etc. Be careful, this does not mean that women were not doing it right, but it simply brings another vision of life, of how to take care of your family.

So, is being a stay-at-home dad a way to assert your masculinity? We think so.

In the family, I am… the father who takes care of everything