A few weeks ago John Badalament, author of The Modern Dads Dilemma, pinged us because he suggested we participate in a progressive story about fatherhood for a Brazilian news program. Hat tip to John for giving us the opportunity to share our story with Brazil on Comportamento GNT!
Though I realize you may not know what Lucia Guimaraes (the Brazilian Correspondent) is saying, my answers are all in English. Pretty interesting experience for me with the inclusion of Portuguese subtitles though! Hopefully, I did a decent job hitting upon some of the important points and demonstrating how much I embrace my role as primary caregiver….in the hopes that it will spark some conversations in Brazilian households where they are much further behind than us in getting fathers more involved early and often in their children’s lives.
The segment excerpt translated from Portuguese:
Meet the teacher who stopped working to care for the child
In one of the most popular series of American television, “Up All Night,” NBC, her husband quit the law firm to stay home taking care of household responsibilities, while his wife works. The New York correspondent for the ‘Get Fair’, Lúcia Guimarães has a conversation with a public school teacher who stopped working to care for their child.