11 Things You Should Really Never Say to a Dad
Dads are embracing more parenting responsibilities and even staying home with their kids more, but they still catch a bad wrap from time to time. From the misconception that they "babysit" to the idea that they're inept caregivers compared to moms, male parents take a lot of slack. Which is why you should strike the below phrases from your mind next time you're dealing with a dad and get on board with the fact that they're just as talented and important as their female counterparts.
“Don’t you feel bad that you’re always working?”
Just like working moms, working dads have to balance family time with office time and they don’t need to be reminded that they might be missing milestones at home.
“It’s so nice of you to babysit!”
Parents don’t "babysit" their kids. And dads don’t watch the little ones to be nice — it’s their job!
"What are you going to do while you're wife is gone?!"
Actually, dads are capable of dealing with the kids and the house even when their partner isn't around.
“Don’t forget to ___”
Multitasking might not be second nature to some dads like it is to most moms, but don’t underestimate their ability to get things done.
“Why don’t you check with your wife?”
Nope, dads are perfectly capable of making decisions about their kids without always consulting their other half.
“Mom must have been out of town!”
Whether it’s a mismatched outfit or wild hair, don’t jump to the conclusion that it’s dad’s fault.
“It’s so great you took time off work to be here.”
Dads prioritize important events in their kid’s lives too, so don’t patronize them when they show up.
“That looks like a job for mom.”
Dads can fix “boo-boos” and help with art projects too!
“Are you sure that’s a good idea?”
Yes. And I’m the parent so I’ll decide, thanks.
“Oh, I was expecting his mom.”
Mom isn’t the only one who can help in the classroom or bring the kids to a birthday party.
“He just needs his mommy.”
Sure, kids have a special place in their hearts for their moms, but dads have an important spot too!