The role of modern day father has evolved from traditional breadwinner and disciplinarian. Many dads stay at home with their children and others play a vital role as an involved and present co-parent. However, there are many dads who have not stepped up in their role as parent, leaving moms to bear the brunt of the child care responsibilities and decisions.
There are many reasons why a dad may feel or act more like a babysitter than a parent. Many men do want to be involved, but may not know how to take care of a baby or worry they will make a mistake.
Check out the tips for getting dads more involved at About.com