The 'Father' role has been around since history. Many cultures view the 'Father' as the one who holds the family and decides what's right for the family. The meaning of the role has changed over many years. Being a father has a different meaning then it did during WWII, even just a couple of years like 10 or 20. The head household was held by the 'father' which held the well being of the family. Looking back in the past where the women were suppose to stay home and watch the children, the father was absolute. He held the house with his rein and controlled his family. Now a father is more then just a figurehead with the new coming age. Fathers are more involved with their children progress and even taking care of the children when it comes to it. With both parents working the father role also has been taken down from the only person working to both working. This means the role of the father being the solo family man is no longer solo to as it is shared now with the mother. Income and religion were the basis of the 'father' role back then. Now the father role has begun to merge; however the role of the father still retains the qualities such as making decisions, being the head, and holding a higher position in the family. This keeps the order and the well being of the family. Conclusively, fathers still play a role in family life and contribute greatly towards children success. However the way of doing things and the matter of solving problems within the family are more diverse and are easier since both parenting is becoming more frequent.