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Original post can be found here from WSJ. Companies that are allowing men to take paternity leave are experiencing an interesting paradox — they are struggling to get new fathers to take it. A recent study found that 1 in 3 men would be hesitant to take paternity leave in fear that it would jeopardize […]
The National Center for Fathering (NCF) offers a list of attributes that are helpful for fathers to thrive. Begin fostering these skills during pregnancy alongside the growth occurring for your partner and the baby. Skills such as: kindness, patience, awareness, attention to detail, being able to see what needs to be done, humor, delight, and clarity are […]
Nearly 2-dozen men reflect on their experience as a dad with BabyCentre.com, and discuss things they wish they would have known ahead of time about becoming a dad. The following is a list of questions that they wish they would have known the answer to ahead of time: What’s the best way to help during […]
Fatherhood can be challenging for first time fathers. However, there is great information out there to help you develop your daddio skills. The following is a list of skills from parents.com that other fathers have discussed with them as being important to raising a child. How much your child should drink in the first weeks. […]
Everyone is going through something Quietly, Kevin Love penned a letter to The Players Tribune, and opened up about his mental health struggles related to anxiety and panic. “I had a panic attack. It came out of nowhere. I’d never had one before. I didn’t even know if they were real. But it was […]
“Mothers process the situation long before fathers do, which may account for their being able to adjust faster—As soon as a woman gets pregnant, she begins to plan for her baby, while many men might not do as much until the baby is born.” Research at Northwestern in Chicago IL found that fathers’ stress levels […]
What my newborn son taught me about masculinity Actor Justin Baldoni and his wife, Emily, recently had their second child. Though he already had a 2-year old daughter, Maiya, this pregnancy seemed to bring up an emotion for him that he didn’t really feel during his wife’s first pregnancy—terror. “As men, we aren’t supposed […]
Online parenting classes for dads and fathers-to-be Babies don’t come with a manual—an adage that has been echoed for generations. However, though it is technically true, it’s really just a semantic distinction. The fact is that someone, and probably a lot of someone’s, are going to give you a manual of sorts—their opinions on […]
There are better ways to teach kids to have sound economic judgement beyond simply giving them some cash for taking out the trash and moving the lawn. In fact, though it may sound odd, letting kids sit in on real-world financial discussions as parents can better prepare them for prudent fiscal futures. Professionals specializing in […]