Back in June, I invited Daddy Dialectic readers to help me think of a new title for my book. Many of the suggestions were good, or at least fun, but none of them ultimately made the short list.
This past week we (meaning, me and Beacon Press) finally settled on a new title: The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Fathers, Breadwinning Mothers, and Shared Parenting are Transforming the Twenty-First-Century Family.
What is the daddy shift? It's the gradual movement away from a definition of fatherhood as pure breadwinning to one that encompasses capacities for both breadwinning and caregiving. You'll be able to read all about it on Father's Day 2009.