Dads are getting out of touch with their families as their work keeps them away from home for longer time, point out the researchers that conducted a poll commissioned by betterbathrooms.com.
A survey of 2,000 fathers reveals that when 20% of them get home after a long day at the office and a prolonged commute their children have already gone to bed.
Even if they arrive home in time to pal around with their kids some, 70% feel that they are not up to having quality time with them after a strenuous working day. The same percentage of fathers are ashamed they are not there when they could be helping out with before-sleep preparations – although there are 10% of those who disclosed that they would lag behind at work in order to give the home chores a miss.
The findings also show that a quarter of fathers get into arguments with their partner over the time they spend away from home working since their family feels the impact.
A spokesperson for betterbathrooms summed the results up saying it’s understandable that nowadays men of the family are trying hard to excel at their jobs and earn more money – only they should take more seriously any routine activities they share with their children so they would not feel robbed of “precious moments with their little ones.”
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