When it comes to having kids, we always assume that men are always on the edge about it. There tends to be more social pressure on the women to have children, but a recent study says otherwise. According to a small British survey, men feel more depressed and lonely when they do not have children of their own. In the article “No kids, Men are More Depressed About It,” it stated that “Compared with women, these men also were more likely to feel jealous of other parents and sad, angry, and depressed ver not having kids.” I was really surprised to find this out because of the misconception that men are always looking for a way out when it comes to starting a family. I think after reading this article and watching the two videos about the stay at home dads I have a new perspective on things. Some men enjoy and feel the need to take on what we call the “motherly” role. There are also misconceptions that the mother is the one there for nurturing and love, but the dad is there for support. I don’t believe that this is the only case. Stay at home dads will eventually develop the loving and nurturing roles because they spend more time with their children than the mothers do. After discussing this subject in class and doing a little research myself, I was taught that “family” does not have a single or even two definitions. Every person defines family in their own way. What we consider to be a perfect family can seem otherwise to others. I grew up with both parents working, so both parents took on the supporting roles that some families only have one parent doing. Because both took that supporting role, I was capable of sharing the same bond with both parents.
Men more depressed about not having kids???
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