When you help one parent, both benefit

The Democrats just launched the Congressional Dads Caucus.

Some critics on social media have attacked the initiative because, they claim, we still haven’t done enough for working mothers.

It is true that much more still needs to be done for mothers. However, it seems to me that mothers have struggled more than fathers in part because our culture did not, for the longest time, considered fathers as equal partners in parenting. By offering paternity leave, counseling services for fathers, on-site childcare, and flexible work schedules, fathers can be more present in their children’s lives, and provide much needed support for mothers.

In the current political climate, I don’t expect politicians to solve this issue. But I do believe that employers are in a good position to help mothers by helping working fathers.

Can your workplace do more for parents?

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