The role of modern day fatherhood has been changing over the years. With the advent of urbanisation and digitisation of our society, today’s fathers are no longer always the traditional married breadwinner or the disciplinarian in the family. They could be a joint parent or a single parent. They could be the biological father or a father to someone else’s child. They could be the one going to work or the stay-at home father. With so many variances to modern day fatherhood there are also modern-day problems.


How does a father balance their time in this day and age with their children, their careers and other conflicting priorities? How do they be a good “role model” even when they feel they’re a failure or failing in life? How do they deal with social media problems such as cyber bullying, pornography etc? We cover these and more modern-day fatherhood issues on this episode.

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Daddit – a subreddit for dads. Single dads, new dads, step-dads and any other kind of dads


Need a dad for a minute? – When you need hints, tips or advice from a father figure but don’t have one.

Bibliography & References
The Changing Role of the Modern Day Father

The Shifting Role of Fathers in Modern Society


TEDxToronto — Brandon Hay — Redefining Fatherhood

The New Face of Fatherhood

Coping with the psychological and physiological shifts of fatherhood.

TEDxClapham – We need to change the conversation about fathers | Anna Machin |

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