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7 Questions Stay-At-Home Dads Hate

Being a stay-at-home dad is tough. Men who stay at home with the kids while their wives work, not only have to take care of their household activities, but they also have to constantly defend their decision. Many people cannot come to terms with this gender role reversal and inadvertently or blatantly hurl insensitive statements such as, “I guess we know who wears the pants in that household,” or, “A real man wouldn’t let his wife support him.” Most men develop thick skin and learn to ignore these ignorant comments. However, stay-at-home dads hate it when people ask the following questions.

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    7 QUestions Stay-at-home Dads hate

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  • What do you do for a living? 2 of 9
    worker work office job dad

    There's always that uncomfortable moment when two men meet and one asks the inevitable question, "What do you do for a living?" Depending on your answer, you can get the approving head-nod or the judgmental, "Oh, okay…"

    Stay-at-home dads often feel nervous when people ask this question because they're unsure how people will respond. Although some people will find their commitment to their children to be quite nobel and applaud their efforts, other people will question their manhood and their ability to provide for their families.

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  • Were you laid off from your job? 3 of 9
    Business and Corporations

    In some cases, the dad was laid off from his job and decided to stay-at-home with the kids. Being laid-off is a painful experience that most men don't want to be reminded of. Caring for their children allows them for maintain their dignity and make a positive contribution to their family. 

    In other cases, the dad was not laid off. He made a conscious decision to quit his job and stay at home and raise his children. 

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  • Do you ever feel like less than a man? 4 of 9
    depressed man

    No man likes to have his manhood questioned. Too many people measure a man's worth by his profession. Dads who stay at home with their children are just as masculine as men who work outside of the home. In fact, there is nothing manlier than a dad's investing in his children's well-being.

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  • How much money does your wife make? 5 of 9
    Taxes

    In addition to being crass, this question is a total invasion of privacy. How much money a person makes is nobody's business. A man's decision to stay at home with his children doesn't give you the right to pry into his family's financial situation.

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  • When are you going back to work? 6 of 9
    dad at work

    It's hard for people to comprehend that being a stay at-home dad is a man's job. In their minds, staying at home with the kids is only a temporary arrangement until the man is ready to go back into the workplace. While some stay-at-home dads may eventually seek employment outside of the home, their first priority is to take care of their children. Raising children is one of the most fulfilling jobs in the world.

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  • What do you do all day? 7 of 9
    dad baby

    Contrary to popular belief, stay-at-home dads don't sit around all day watching "Family Guy" reruns while their kids bury their heads in video games. There are errands to run, school assemblies to attend, and chores to do. But a good portion of a stay-at-home dad's time is spent teaching and nurturing his children. There is no better way to spend the day.

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  • Who Makes All of the Household Decisions? 8 of 9
    Thoughtful woman looking at camera

    Just because a man stays at home with his children while his wife works doesn't mean he's excluded from the household decision-making. He is still an equal partner in the relationship and his input is valuable and needed.

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