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  • Dads Confess They Don't Always Understand Their Kids' Lessons

    According to a survey, dads help with school but more than half admitted the struggle is real.
    by SmartParenting Staff . Published Jul 4, 2020
Dads Confess They Don't Always Understand Their Kids' Lessons
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    The time when a father's role as the breadwinner and disciplinarian has long gone. Today's tatays are spending more time with their children, helping moms with the kids' schooling, playtime, bedtime, and childcare.

    In a survey of 150 fathers by Similac GainSchool, the Pinoy dads shared they are carry more childcare load and have their own struggles and anxiety about their child's development.

    The survey asked Filipino dads with kids ages 3 years old and above various questions to understand the differences in actions and attitudes towards parenting.

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    Dad confessions

    And while the "dad confessions" were revealing, dads couldn't help but inject the funny side of parenting. Read the survey's results.

    • 70% of dads read to their kids before bedtime, and half of them fell asleep before their child did.
    • 149 dads play with their kids, and 75% of them accidentally made their kids cry while playing
    • 9 in 10 dads help their kids with homework, and more than half admitted they couldn't understand the lesson.
    • All dads share their food with their kids, but a third of them confessed they would take a significant bite first.
    • These dads believe that their child would grow up smart, ALL of them even wish their kids would grow up more intelligent than them!
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    Dads can get emotional, too!

    Funny antics aside, nearly two-thirds of the dads surveyed became emotional when they shared their confessions. Most of the respondents said their children inspired them to become better fathers.

    About 8 out of 10 dads highlighted that they go through the same stress and fatigue of motherhood. More than 50% expressed they do not feel recognized as much as the moms do. Some admitted feeling the pressure to show strength all the time.


    Similac GainSchool ambassador JC Intal confessed, "There's no manual set on how to be a father. But for me, I have learned that being a father is about giving, understanding, failing, and continuously trying. I have struggled a lot, also just like any other dad. Fatherhood is tough, but it's worth it."

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