Friday, February 24, 2012

Men in African Tribe Are Considered the World's Best Fathers

I was reading a HuffPost Parents story about parenting customs around the globe when I came across an item on a central African tribe that is believed to have the world's best fathers.

From the story:
Aka Pygmies fathers are believed to be some of the most dedicated dads in the world, caring for their children almost 50 percent of the time. They've been known to take their tots on the hunt, to campfire chats with the guys and will even offer a nipple to suckle if the baby gets fussy.
Okay, the nipple thing is noteworthy (especially since fussy newborns seem perfectly content to suck on a finger). But I'm comforted by that fact that even the world's most dedicated fathers care for their children less than 50 percent of the time.

Way to set low expectations, global dads!