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Vol. LXIII, No. 24
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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Question of the Week:

“Do you think the role of the father has changed in recent years?”


“It has changed dramatically. When there are things to do for the family, whoever is free will take care of it. There is no question about the difference between my father and me. He would not even pick up a plate from the dinner table.”

Guraub Kishore with wife, Priya Chandra and Anaya Chandra, Princeton

“Yes, I see it changing. In the past, the roles were much more tightly defined. I’m very different from my father who was rather strict and did not spend much time with his kids. I have three and I try to spend a fair amount of time with all of them. My wife and I try to keep our child-raising responsibilities as even as we can.”

Dick Majaski, Princeton

“I’m probably less strict than my father, but I think that the basic values do not change. My dad’s job was to make a living; my mom’s was to take care of the house and children. Now, I see it as being more equal.”

John Pecora, Princeton


“I had a pretty involved father, and my husband was very involved in the raising of our children. I see that as a general trend among dads.”

Susan Starr, West Windsor

“I feel, in many ways, that my dad was very involved in my life. He was a real role model for me as a parent. So, from my personal perspective, I don’t see much difference. On the other hand, I was around a lot more on a daily basis, because I worked from a home office.”

Dave Tuck, Princeton


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