Do Dads Need Constant Praise for Doing Their Share?

In today’s NY Times Motherlode Blog, Marc Vachon wrote a great blog about why this whole idea of  constant appreciation can be belittling and demoralizing.  It’s an interesting post and really got me thinking about this whole idea of equal parenting.  In a perfect world we’d all be in a state of constant gratitude and self-validation without needing to be told we’re appreciated or thanked for every little contribution we make.  But family life is far from perfect, and while I agree that it can border on ridiculous if fathers feel like they need a pat on the back for giving their kids a bath, I also know that sometimes its nice for someone, anyone to just say thank you, damn it!

Read it here : Do You Thank Your Spouse Too Much? – Motherlode Blog –

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