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Back off caregiving, Dad — that’s Mom’s job

Derek Abma, National Post · Monday, Jan. 31, 2011: Despite the long push for more equality in parenting duties, new research suggests that mothers and fathers may actually get along better when parenting roles are divided along more traditional lines -that is, when fathers back off caregiving duties, such as feeding and bathing, and put more effort into playtime.

Researchers at Ohio State University looked at 112 middle-class couples with four-year-old children. Researchers looked at how involved fathers were in play activities and how much they took part in caregiving. Read more.

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