Local father following trend and staying home


SHERMAN, TX--- Fathers deciding to stay at home and raise their kids has been increasing in recent years.

"I get to the opportunity to stay home and raise my kids, and be with my kids, and teach my kids, and love my kids." said Hornback.

Sherman resident, Justin Hornback is a stay-at-home dad.

"The people that do it, actually see how much work it is; it's every bit much work being here as it ever was being a construction worker, or owning my own company." said Hornback.

Hornback is just one out 20% of all fathers, according to the 2010 census, who are choosing to leave the 9 to 5 lifestyle, and focus on raising their children.

"I stay home with her, and i'll stay at home with our next baby, and I stayed home with our son Micah when he was born." said Hornback.

Carla Fanning, Psychology Professor at Grayson College says there is no rule as to who stays at home.

"The notion that mothers are the only ones that can do this is not true." said Fanning.

There are people who argue both sides of the debate, however Fanning says for various reasons, including changing of gender roles or money, Dad staying home, isn't a bad thing.

"40% of women are the breadwinners in 2 parent homes." said Fanning.

"I get the opportunity to teach her 20 years down the road, when she's going to get married what it's like to have a dude love her the right way; I get to teach my son how to treat women, and I get to do that every single day." said Hornback.

Getting to be a dad. A job that requires no application, just a resume full of love.


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