Kaimi put up a sidebar link to a NYT piece on parenting. It had an interesting quote:
“Fathers tend to do things differently, Dr. Kyle Pruett said, but not in ways that are worse for the children. Fathers do not mother, they father.”
It goes on to give a few examples of ways fathers interact differently with their children than mothers, on average. If these are averages, than many of you will recognize them as familiar, while others may find them completely outside your parenting experience
The researchers claim that the differences tend to work out for the kids, given that the couple supports one another in how each of them do things. Otherwise not so much.