Stay-at-Home Dads Increase

New census figures support notion of modern father's changing role.
2:38 | 12/14/11

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-- sea change in the American family new census figures show that the number of stay at home dads has doubled in the last decade. And it is transforming a lot of American culture which is responding to the real modern family here's ABC's Josh Elliott. Yeah -- gave lesser has but so many of and exacting bonds -- -- -- At times demanding that the move. And ever the perfectionist. That she also favors afternoon naps and princess dresses they're -- are simply quirk of -- particular trade. Parenting. -- ever had that passion as an attorney. And I RAI do you have that passion has -- that. Lester is a stay at home death. And much less of an exception than he once was -- -- -- because our culture changing beyond the driving forces of economics and employed. The detergent commercial that once featured mom. Now has dad doing the laundry and a dad mom and fathers trading spreadsheets for clean sheets -- the novelty. Are now a regular popular culture. -- -- risk -- humans or at all in fact a number of stay at home dads has almost doubled in the last decade to almost five million today and counting. -- that they consider myself a stay at home -- and it you know. My -- Feelings of hope what I think about myself are completely tied to my daughter. Despite such investment stay at home -- still -- -- the fringe of realms that were once their wives nobody seems to judge me for the fact that I went back to work. But a lot of people seem to feel really comfortable judging the -- So -- two teams of their youth they band together. Like this stay at home daddy play group known that you know -- look at that at this -- of other guys are doing the same -- so not an anomaly. All work and all play. At least until it's time for the -- to go -- and her hand. Full disclosure I have a daughter about pennies age and I know -- and when I approached. Library groups and playground clicks I too felt as though I was disembarking a lunar module. Wasn't dirty diaper from man and and all the rest but now I do feel as though I've accepted as just another one of the moms. And dance and this changes happening at such a rapid pace I hope you're little boss is watching -- she is and I hope let them -- good jobs. Guys haven't seen this coming with chipping in.

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