There’s an interesting conversation going on over at the “Motherlode” Parenting blog at the New York Times website. The opening salvo in the post, “Making Room for Dad,” reads:
Men should want to be more involved fathers, yes. But women have to let them.
A number of the people commenting on the blog refer to the phenomenon of Moms complaining about Dads not doing enough parenting, but then micro-managing them (and thereby discouraging them) if they do get involved. Others, however, seem to feel that men are simply incompetent.
What’s my perspective? See comment #21.