In the Bronx, young single fathers (16 -24) who want to bone up on their parenting skills can participate in the Bronx Fatherhood Program.
The program runs the gamut from teaching dads how to properly feed and bathe their children to teaching them how to interact with their kids’ mothers, so they aren’t denied access.
Most students probably didn’t have good family role models growing up.
Despite this, one alumnus of the program spends several hours every day after work with his toddler daughter.
For him, every day is Father’s Day. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that, according to recent studies, dads are now struggling as much as moms with juggling family responsibilities and work.
This is attributed to a combination of the lengthening work day and dads shouldering more domestic responsibilities.
Read more in this New York Times article: For a Young Parent, Lessons in Fatherhood and this New York Times article: Now, Dad Feels as Stressed as Mom.