Dr Brewer\’s comments follow research earlier this year for the Fatherhood Institute which revealed that almost three-quarters of men believe a child\’s relationship with its mother is valued more highly than with its father.
That\’s really rather a turn up for the books isn\’t it? Who are these 25% of men?
I\’d be absolutely astonished if we could find a society, any himan society, where this was not in fact true.
"We are creating a generation of fathers who have never actually spent a day alone with their children, who don\’t actually know what goes in a lunch box."
I\’d also be astonished to hear that this was not true of previous generations. Can anyone point me to a time in British history when men were more engaged in their children\’s upbringing than they are now?
Don\’t get me wrong, I\’m not a complete curmudgeon. I\’m not saying that men shouldn\’t be more involved….I\’m just rather bemused by this insistence that they are less so now than they were in the past or are elsewhere. That\’s simply not something that I believe is true.