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Girls 'do better' when dads stay at home - but it's not easy to do

More and more dads are choosing to stay at home with their kids. Credit: ITV News

Looking after children is no longer just women's work - and with the introduction of shared parental leave, more and more fathers in our region, and across the country, are choosing to stay home with a new baby.

Experts like social psychologist Dr Elle Boag say this can actually be better for girls.

However the leave has only been taken up by around 2% of workers - and some men who go one step further and choose to stay at home permanently say they do face prejudice. Stay-at-home dad John Adams is one of them.

John Adams is a stay-at-home dad. Credit: ITV News