Parents' Guide to

Modern Dads

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Slick reality about capable stay-at-home fathers.

TV A&E Reality TV 2013
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Modern Dads highlights the changing role of men in American families, which is evolving from traditionally patriarchal norms that characterize men as the family's primary breadwinners (and women as the children's caregivers) to a more flexible arrangement, that can include being full-time caregivers. The series demonstrates how these men are not only comfortable with these new roles, but are deeply satisfied being their children's caregivers.

There are lots of humorous moments, but unlike many TV and film depictions of stay-at-home dads, these men are not comically naive or deficient. Their jokes don't come at the expense of their children, either. Not only are these men serious about their jobs as fathers, but they are very good at what they do.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: August 21, 2013
  • Network: A&E
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: October 23, 2022

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