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Parenting: Tough Role

U.S. News & World Report, October 14, 1996, p. 30

Parenting: Tough Role

Mothers and fathers, a new survey shows, are clearly feeling the strain of balancing the demands of work and family. The poll of 500 parents with kids at home&md;conducted for the National Parenting Association in New York&md;found that 86% of fathers and 73% of mothers hold jobs, 1 of every 5 parents works two jobs and only 1 in 6 moms is a stay-at-home parent. As a result, 84% of today's parents believe their roles are tougher than those of their own mothers and fathers.