Fatherhood has taken on new meaning in recent years, relieving parents of the weight of many old stereotypes. Dads are expanding their household duties and exchanging stiff patriarchal roles for greater honesty and emotional openness with their children.

Our recent project, Modern Dads, explored the lives of 8,000 men in 22 countries. In 8 countries, we spent a day with local dads to speak in more detail about what their lives are like. In this short video, you’ll meet some of these dads – and see how their greater involvement at home is reaping rewards for them and their families.