An ANU study has found that many children think their dads work too much. 'one-third of Australian children aged 11 to 13 believed their fathers worked too much' "Workplaces still assume men are more devoted to their jobs than women and so they expect men to work longer hours, but this creates dilemmas for fathers."
Two key messages here: Workplaces need to review their family friendly policies - are you really providing the flexibility and support to fathers that is needed? Check in with your team and see what could be different? And men - we need to ask for greater workplace flexibility and support to be the best fathers we can be, and make sure we take the opportunities available to us. Changing the social and workplace expectations, increasing flexibility for men is vitally important to helping men play the part they want to play at home.
For more you can see an ANU media release HERE. And check the Abstract for the study and link to full article HERE
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