According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it’s estimated that over 154,000 of the approximately 70 million fathers across the nation are stay-at-home dads. These Mr. Moms, with children younger than age 15, have been out of the workforce for at least a year and caring for the family while their wives work outside the home.
That’s a huge shift over the past several years and can create a lot of stress on families. So this Father’s Day, don’t buy into the commercialism that fancy ties will make the man in your life happy. If you want better communication, be direct about what you want, appreciate your partner’s opinions and be willing to compromise. Give the gift of understanding as you build greater communication skills and strengthen your emotional ties.