Have you seen the recent #DadsDon'tBabysit post that one fed up Dad is currently promoting? He's AJ Ferguson from The Dad Network UK and he's going viral with this awesome t-shirt. The National At-Home Dad Network* have started a movement amongst fellow Fathers who have been told they are 'babysitting' their own children when in fact they are doing the same job as a Mother and parenting them!
If you want to help the National At-Home Dad Network spread the message that you cannot babysit your own kids, if you are caring for them you are just 'parenting', you can buy one of the now infamous t-shirts. By buying one of their Dads Don't Babysit T-Shirts* you are donating towards their NAHD Scholarship Fund. You can get you own for just £18 and it comes in a variety of colours.
For me personally I have had this conversation on numerous occasions, normally if I pop to the supermarket for half an hour on my own and bump into someone I know, they will always ask if my husband is 'babysitting' our daughter. It is so dismissive and portrays Dads as the 'fun but incompetent' parent, the one who cannot be trusted to care for them regularly.
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