If there’s a group of dads that’s really been “the new face of fathers” it’s been the NYC Dads Group. They’re a very visible group that ends up in the media a lot and are becoming to the go-to for the image of modern fatherhood.
That’s why it’s awesome to announce that Los Angeles and Chicago now both have official groups following in NYC’s footsteps.
The U.S. Census Bureau found that fathers acting as primary caregivers to children under 15 now represent 32% of households – which is a 6% jump from 2002. For dads with preschool-aged kids, the census found that 1-in-5 are the primary caregiver.
Meanwhile, the media has started using the term “mancession” and everyone’s tickled pink about using it. Also, be on the lookout for “dadcession.” And finally, “fatherecession.” I just made up that last one, don’t look for it anywhere.