House Husbands is a comedy drama about four modern families with one
thing in common - the men are in charge of raising the kids.
Runtime: 60 minutes
House Husbands - Stay-at-home dad - Netflix
A stay-at-home dad (alternatively, stay at home father, house dad, SAHD,
househusband, or house-spouse) is a father who is the main caregiver of
the children and is generally the homemaker of the household. As
families have evolved, the practice of being a stay-at-home dad has
become more common and socially acceptable. Pre-industrialisation, the
family worked together as a unit and was self-sufficient. When
affection-based marriages emerged in the 1830s, parents began devoting
more attention to children and family relationships became more open.
Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, large-scale production
replaced home manufacturing; this shift, coupled with prevailing norms
governing sex or gender roles, dictated that the father become the
breadwinner and the mother the caregiver. The number of stay-at-home
dads began gradually increasing in the late 20th century, especially in
developed Western nations. The recent statistic that Pew Research
released, showed a report in June 2014 that found 2 million men to be
stay-at-home dads in the US. However, in 2010, the number of
stay-at-home dads had reached its highest point of 2.2 million. Though
the role is subject to many stereotypes, and men may have difficulties
accessing parenting benefits, communities, and services targeted at
mothers, it became more socially acceptable by the 2000s. The
stay-at-home dad was more regularly portrayed in the media by the 2000s,
especially in the United States. However, due to traditional family
structures and stereotypic expectations, the stay at home father figure
is culturally unacceptable in countries in South Asia such as India.
House Husbands - For the mother - Netflix
The stay-at-home dad arrangement allows the mother to work without
having to use a daycare or a nanny. This arrangement prevents the mother
from having to deal with the stress of finding acceptable childcare,
checking backgrounds, and paying for care. This arrangement also can
help ensure that the family's values are being upheld and instilled in
the children. Free from the stress of childcare, the working mother is
able to actively pursue their career. This allows for a more relaxed
working environment for the mother and allows her to focus on her
career. If the mother has a higher paying job, this extra income will
allow for savings to be made for the children, these savings could help
the mother later on pay for university for the child and/or children.
Thus, she can advance her career and provide more money for the family.
It puts a sound mind for the mother knowing that the child/children are
at a safe place with the father having the same safety and values as the
mother. These are the same advantages for the father from having a
stay-at-home mom arrangement.
House Husbands - References - Netflix