Dads Want More Time with Kids

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Four-in-ten working dads say they'd assume the role of Mr. Mom if their spouse earned enough to support their families.

A survey conduced by CareerBuilder-dot-com finds 44 percent would take a pay cut to spend more time with their kids. Of those, 16 percent would take a pay cut of five percent or more.

About a quarter of working dads say heavy workloads and demanding schedules take away from critical quality time at home. And, 58 percent have missed at least one significant event in their childrens' lives due to work in the last year; 19 percent have missed five or more.

CareerBuilder-dot-com advisers say dads can better balance their schedules by putting off work they take home until the children are in bed and scheduling family activities at least once a week.


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