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Theodore A. Hoppe

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So, what is the purpose of men in modern families?

There are several Op-Ed debate in the New York Times asking, or attempting to answer, this question.
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/06/03/what-are-fathers-for?hp

"In almost half the American households with children, mothers are the sole or primary breadwinners. This victory for working women shows evolving family economics — or maybe, two very different types of families.

So what is the purpose of men in modern families? We’re approaching the holiday that celebrates dads, but do fathers bring anything unique to the table?"

Reference a TEDTalk that you have listen to on this topic if you can.

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  • Jun 16 2013: Theodore you are right. I find I fall into this thinking as well - not just in what I have written here but generally speaking. I give much less thought to the relationships I already have established - mother - son , father - son, sister - brother than I do to the future father - child and husband - wife relationships I see myself forming in the future. I look forward to your close statements. I am sure they will be enlightening and challenge me to think of my relationships and social roles in new ways.

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