What does fatherhood mean to you?
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Fatherhood in America has changed over the past few decades. Dads today are more involved in every aspect of child care, from diaper-changing to helping with homework. Nobody questions paternity leave—even Major League Baseball players take it —and stay-at-home fathers are no longer unusual. And while there are more single moms than ever, kids raised by two parents have a big advantage over kids from single-parent homes: They are less likely to be poor. Despite the changes, when you ask today’s dads what fatherhood means to them, they cite some pretty old-school, universal themes. A team from The Associated Press recently photographed ten sets of fathers with their children, and when they were asked about being dads, they mentioned responsibility, hard work, joy and pride.