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The lives of stay-at-home dads

The lives of stay-at-home dads

I have never regretted my decision to become a stay-at-home dad. After taking care of my baby son for nearly 14 months, wow, I have every reason to believe this is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

To be a news editor and team manager at a major information portal is certainly a great job. But if I have to choose between Mr. News and Mr. Mom, the latter option is my easy choice.

Actually, for a man from East China's Shandong province, where the mindset of male superiority runs deep, I was faced with not only good-natured questions from others but also the expectations of cultural values defining me.

The interesting thing is that once I took on this new role, of course with the support of my wife who loves her work, I was just too busy, or too happy, to care about what people thought of me or what I think of myself.

When my son sleeps, I can focus on my personal interests, researching media topics or watching TV drama series.

Every minute I spend with my child can be a great chance to learn, to appreciate, to think differently and to feel inner peace despite numerous hardships. (More)

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