TCPP researcher in The Age

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Mandi Cooklin, a Research Fellow with the Transition to Contemporary Parenthood Program (TCPP), has been interviewed for an article in The Age newspaper.

The article looks at the findings of research (which was published in the Journal of Family Issues) which found fathers who felt frustrated or stressed by competing work and family demands were more likely to use harsh discipline, be more irritable and less responsive and nurturing to their children.

Mandi was quoted as saying that the above findings were a call for workplaces to become more flexible, with fathers currently reliant on the goodwill of their supervisors to agree to different work arrangements.

"This has implications for mothers' workforce participation - the two can't happen independently. We can do a better job of supporting mums and part of that is recognising men as fathers."

You can read the article here.

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