Mommies aren't the only ones on the receiving end of criticism and judgement when talking child-rearing, and one survey by the University of Michigan's Mott Children’s Hospital is showing all the ways dads are being undermined and critiqued.
Pooling answers from than 700 men, the poll revealed that more than half (52%) had received negative feedback for their parenting.
Here's what they found:
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The polled dads admitted that it was their nearest and dearest who were most quick to judge, naming and shaming their co-parents (44%), followed by their children's grandparents (24%), and lastly their friends (9%) as the ones who found their parenting skills lacking.
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Why dads are dissed
As for the whys, the dads (67%) said it was how they chose to discipline their children that most offended others.
For 43% of respondents, what they fed their children was found to be problematic, and 32% said that not being attentive enough was another sore point for their dad critics, while an additional 32% said they had been labelled "too rough" with their kids.
Other reasons dads are called out include "their child’s sleep (24%), appearance (23%), and safety (19%)."