Podcast Episode 2: How Stay-at-home Dads are Treated at Work and Play

Podcast Episode 2:
How Stay-at-home Dads are Treated at Work and Play

Thanks so much for coming to check out Episode 2 of The New Family Podcast!

In this episode I talk with journalist and dad Mike Wallberg about his experience taking a year off work to look after his daughter, and his research on the barriers dads face as primary caregivers.

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Now back to what this interview is all about. Mike and I delve into the weird reactions dads get when they try to join playgroups, the pioneering they’ve got to do in the workplace, and what it would take to level the playing field so more men can be the dads they want to be.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Mike.

Mike’s 1,000 Families story

Mike’s feature on “Why we Need More At-home Dads”

Parental leave policies in Sweden

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Brandie Weikle

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


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How Stay-at-home Dads are Treated at Work and Play' have 1 comment

  1. June 6, 2016 @ 3:21 pm The New Family / This Old Navy Father's Day T-shirt is Stupid - The New Family

    […] her kids? Absolutely never. I’ve chatted about this super annoying bit of small talk on this podcast episode with Mike Walberg and this one with Tanel Jappinen. Both these dads, one Gen X, one millennial, have experienced that […]

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