As a brief addendum to yesterday’s blog post, Parenting.com just published a follow-up article to Mad At Dad. Mad At Dad Part 2: Getting Past The Anger by Martha Brockenbrough that responds to the data in the previous article & addresses what to do about dads that are too laid back.
This feature story provides a five-step program for moms on achieving a happier marriage: Step 1. Raising expectations, Step 2. Get him on the same page, Step 3. Divide & conquer, Step 4. Lower your standards (seems to offset step 1?), & Step 5. See what you can learn from him.
I am not really sure how the five-steps play into families where dad is the primary caregiver, but take the article as food for thought…or share with your wife/partner & see if they are “mad at dad.”