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    Dad's new duties

    Carl Poff is like many modern dads, juggling his job as a corrections officer with cleaning bedrooms, cooking dinner and picking up the kids. Experts say modern dads want to be more involved in their kids’ lives than their fathers and grandfathers, and that’s showing in the increased amount of time they spend on child care and housework.

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    Carl Poff feeds his daughter Joselyn, 4, a bite of ice cream outside Rita's Italian Ice in Easton, Pa., on June 14, 2013. Poff is one of many dads who have taking on more parenting responsibilties than their fathers and grandfathers did.
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    Poff unbuckles in his youngest daughter, Joselyn, out her seat belt after a trip to the grocery store and an outdoors store.
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    Part of Poff's daily routine is to make beds and clean up the house whenever he isn't at his job as a prison guard. His wife, Jennifer, says his help around the house is crucial to their partnership.
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    Poff attends a tea party with his daughter Joselyn, 4, in their playroom. The girls love to have tea parties about once a week, Poff said.
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    Carl Poff helps Joselyn put her hair in a ponytail after a fun play time around the house before they get ready to start making dinner.
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    Poff attends a tea party with his daughter, Joselyn, and stepdaughter Jillian in their playroom at their home.
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    Poff walks down the road after picking up Jillian, center right, from the bus stop near their home. Poff said he is particularly careful about being at the bus stop when his kids are dropped off.
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    Carl Poff plays with his two daughters Joselyn, left, and Jillian in their playroom after having a tea party.
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