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Annual salary: $76,700
Hourly pay: $36.88
Stay-at-home dads: 3.6 hours a week
Working dads: 2.2 hours a week
Even though a lot of dads probably feel like they could use a pyschologist at times, the dads we surveyed spend healthy portions of every week listening to, and helping, their children.
Men in general are often lampooned for their lack of communication skills and inability to express themselves emotionally. But modern dads are more attuned to the emotional well-being of their children like never before. Whether it's navigating the choppy waters of middle school bullies, being reassured their kids' acne really isn't that bad, or consoling them after a particularly tough loss in sports, more and more dads are now the go-to parent when kids need a sympathetic ear.
Just remember dads, even when your kids pretend they're not listening to your advice, they usually are.
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