The picture of fatherhood we see depicted in pop culture is fraught with stereotypes. From the bumbling dad who can’t fasten snaps on a onesie to the overly intense sports dad who pushes his kid on the ball field, the generalizations often don’t represent the truth and in many cases can be harmful to dads’ efforts to be involved and engaged in their kids’ lives. In Episode 141 of The Mom Hour Meagan and Sarah chat with writer, blogger, and activist Whit Honea, who helps bust open some stereotypes about dads and instead craft a picture of fatherhood that is inclusive and inspiring.
- Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org)
- Whit’s website (WhitHonea.com)
- #TalkEarly on Twitter
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Lisa wysel says
So touched by this podcast mostly because many of our men and dads in our culture and especially those who are mindful of the importance of their role in raising kids, are stepping out and trying hard to be the dad their kids need. Facing age-old stereotypes and busting through them is the work of super heros! They need encouragement and inclusion as they go forward from the Mom/woman side of the equation. Awesome job Sarah and Meaghan for bringing Whit on to Mom Hour
Amanda B says
When i listened to this episode I found myself really reflecting on the way I have said things about my husband. The “I have 3 kids” comment I can distinctly remember a time I have said that…more than once. I learned a lot in this podcast and I need to be better about my words and realizing my husbands worth and acknowledging it.