Any man whose behaviour is governed by his hormones rather than by rational deliberation, is by definition, UN-civilised.
Other than minimising risk of a violent resolution to a domestic dispute, I cant see how a man becoming overly "fluffy" helps either his children or their mother.
Surely our current social problems, as regards young people, are a direct result of soft parenting.
I'm probably preaching to the converted on this forum, but it saddens me to see the pathetic, emasculated men in our society donning the mantle of "fatherhood"
Visit any town center on a weekend, and watch the hordes of hen-pecked, subservient men being bullied by their domineering wives and disrespectful children.
Rise up brothers! dump the Winnie-the-pooh sunscreens from your Mondeo, stop watching "Will & Grace" with "she who must be obeyed"
drag your kids away from their games consoles and make them participate in a kick-about. If they moan, give em a thick ear.