As families across America recently celebrated Father’s Day, the time may be ideal to touch upon the growing involvement that many men take in their children’s lives. However, despite more involvement from fathers, the vast majority of child custody plans between divorced parents do not necessarily reflect that relationship. Despite this, an increasing number of men in Illinois and across America are fighting for more time with their kids.
The increasing willingness of fathers to take on the responsibility of hands-on child rearing might stem from the fact that women have gained more rights in the workplace. In fact, as women have gained more equal rights in terms of employment, more men have made the switch to staying at home with their children. The number of stay-at-home dads has nearly doubled since 1989.