Susan M. Bianchi wrote a book on parenting and uses a time diaries survey to show the relation of how much time married mothers and fathers spend with their children. In an average week, a married father only spends 6.5 hours with his kids and married mothers spend 12.9 hours a week. With 168 hours total in a week, this seems to be a bit of a tragedy. This survey also does not take into account single parents who are working multiple jobs. While lifestyles have changed, the economy has changed and people have changed, these numbers paralyze me in to thinking that most kids are no longer being raised by parents – but TV, video games and cell phones.
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