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It's Fathers Day on Sunday and according to a recent survey TV sitcoms and cartoons like American Dad, Family Guy, the Simpsons and Peppa Pig portray dads as stupid idiots who make poor fathers.
The survey conducted by Netmums found that 93% of parents agreed that cartoons did not reflect the real life reality of fathers’ daily life with their children.
28% of participants said programmes were a “very subtle form of discrimination” and there would be uproar if women were portrayed in this light.
88% of Dads admitted they are trying to be a better father than their own.
Netnums founder Siobhan Freegard said, "Academic studies show children with involved fathers do far better at school, have a much lower chance of getting involved in crime and have better mental health, so we should be celebrating and encouraging what dads do well.