Working Momkind: Promoting Paternal Participation in the PTA
Studies consistently show that fathers’ involvement in their young children’s lives leads to improved cognitive ability, educational achievement, and psychological and social wellbeing. And before the pandemic, in 2019, the labor force participation rate of mothers with children under 18 in the U.S. was 72.3%, so it’s not like moms generally have more time for extracurricular activities like school-related volunteering.
But it is still primarily moms in the PTA.
Why, and how can we encourage papas to participate? Read my article on Working Momkind!
Lauren A. Tetenbaum, LMSW, JD, PMH-C works with parents, aspiring parents, millennials, young adults, and teens. She is intensively trained in maternal mental health and is passionate about supporting and advocating for working parents.