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Jakarta Post

Dads no longer missing out: Shout out to father-friendly companies

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A father plays with his child.(Shutterstock/kibler)
Gemma Holliani Cahya
Jakarta   ●   Wed, November 13, 2019

From juggling work and driving the kids to school to helping them with homework and listening to children rambling about Peppa Pig and Dora the Explorer, modern fathers are opening up about how they share roles with their partner in raising their children today.


On a Monday evening, Rizky Palapa, 32, sat in his living room in Serpong, Banten. His hands that are usually busy writing reports at a state-owned enterprise office were busy cutting cardboard into rabbit-, porcupine- and dozens of other animal-shaped puppets.


With the help of his wife, Dea Locita, and their 3-year-old daughter, Clara, he made a mini puppet theater from polystyrene foam.


Clara’s nursery school had invited fathers to participate in the Father’s Day activities, where fathers take turns engaging in activities in their chi...

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