I have come to the conclusion that when many of us say. "I am tired of giving praise to fathers (mothers) who are taking care of their kids, it's what they are supposed to do!" We are being wrong headed and silly. Hmmmm... Well, we are all quick to get on a parent who does NOT do their job. However, I think know where this comes from. It stems from a frustration of being involved with an ex mate/partner/wife/husband who has affected us by NOT doing his/her job of parenting. Look, I have made this statement too. because several of my kids biological dads are not doing their job of parenting. However, THAT should not make me then go into a NEGATIVE mode. I was wrong headed and small. One of my nieces got me started thinking about this. the father of her child is out of work. He was waay down about getting laid off. well, she still heaped praise on his parenting and I saw the look in his eyes. Think of this , we ALL need praise and encouragement sometimes. So the next time that any of us take a silly stance on BIG issues we need to get pulled up. Much praise to parents doing parenting! Each and every day.