Author and parenting expert Han-Son Lee appears in the print edition of the Daily Express
There has been national news coverage for our client, author Han-Son Lee, in connection with a new study that suggests that the number of stay-at-home dads in Britain is set to soar over the next five years.
The study of more than 4,000 British, American and Australian men was undertaken by millennial dads online hub DaddiLife.com, founder by Mr Lee in 2016.
It indicates that eight-in-10 men who became first-time fathers in the last 12 months plan to sacrifice their own careers, regardless of income or job title, to spend more time with their children.
It is believed that the coronavirus pandemic is behind this “unprecedented” role-reversal, that will see more mums than ever before become the main breadwinner.
The bonds that new dads have forged with their newborns during repeated lockdowns are so strong that 80 per cent now hope to remain at home permanently until their kids start nursery school.
The study’s findings were reported in the print edition of the Daily Express at the weekend.
Han-Son Lee, the author of new book You’re Going to Be A Dad! The New Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy and the First Year of Fatherhood, and the founder of parenting website DaddiLife.com, pictured with young son, Max.
You’re Going to Be A Dad! The New Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy and the First Year of Fatherhood by Han-Son Lee, published through DaddiLife, is out now.
Unlike previous generations, the overwhelming majority of modern dads say a hands-on parenting role is more rewarding and more important than a salaried job.
This positive appreciation for the fatherly role is attributed to what researchers call the “Covid connection”—an unusually strong attachment that new dads were able to develop with their newborns during the Covid outbreak.
Until early last year, most fathers spent only one or two weeks with their newborns on paternity leave before going back to work. But when the UK went into lockdown in March 2020, and people were forced to work from home, men “grabbed the opportunity to get stuck in”.
Han-Son Lee, author of new parenting guide You’re Going to Be A Dad! The New Dad’s Guide to Pregnancy and the First Year of Fatherhood, says it is an “epiphany moment” that could restore parenting equality and change the face of working Britain.
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