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Published December 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Fathering Survey


In this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, file photo, Matt Redmond, 3, and his father, Mike, ride a sled down a hill after an overnight snowfall in Baltimore. According to a government survey released on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, the detached dad is mostly a myth. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting, the researchers found. The nationally representative survey shows fathers' involvement has increased slightly since the government first asked in 2002, coinciding with research since then that bolsters the benefits of hands-on fathering. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Read the article: Dads to diapers and more, myth-busting survey says