Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Dads Taking Kids to First Day of School

To kick off the week, here are two nuggets on one of my latest favorite subjects: men.

By way of the Christian Science Monitor last week comes news of a push to bring dads into kids’ school lives. Around the country, many African-American men are embracing a national movement called the Million Father March that encourages people of all races, but particularly black men, to be active in children’s educational lives. Created four years ago, the Million Father March is sponsored by The Black Star Project, a Chicago group working to build strong students, encourage parental involvement, and improve life in African-American and Latino communities.

Meanwhile, back at home, married men do less housework than live-in boyfriends, finds an international survey. But married women do more housework than their live-in counterparts. "Marriage as an institution seems to have a traditionalizing effect on couples-even couples who see men and women as equal," said co-researcher Shannon Davis, a sociologist at George Mason University in Virginia. For more on this, click here.

(Thanks to via the Council on Contemporary Families for the heads up.)

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