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A Gift for Daddy

When you are preparing for labor and the impending birth of your baby, you might have thought of all the details – your hospital bag, your birth plan, and a gift for your other child/children. But have you thought about a gift for daddy? It is common for the new dad to give the new […]

The Importance of Fathers

by Rexanne Mancini There is no doubt that mothers play an all-important leading role in the lives of their children. They are the obvious heroes of child rearing. But what about a father’s role? Just how important are the dads of the world compared to the almighty image of mother? My belief is that fathers […]

The Top 10 Fun Things for Parents and Toddlers to Play With

by Dr. Clare Albright Give your child a spray bottle of water and watch them spray every possible thing outside of the house! Use shaving cream in the bathtub for extra fun. It is usually possible to find cans of shaving cream that cost only a dollar each. Remember that Barney dolls, Sesame Street dolls, […]

Where Do I Start?

by Armin Brott Dear Mr. Dad: My wife just had our first child. I’m insanely happy and I want to get more involved but I’ve never been around babies before and have absolutely no idea what I’m supposed to do with him. What do you suggest? Armin answers: Although it may be tempting to just […]

What Childbirth Classes Don’t Teach

by Armin Brott Dear Mr. Dad. I’m taking a childbirth class with my wife but it really seems geared toward the perfect birth. I know they can’t cover every single unexpected thing that could happen, but how can we prepare for contingencies? Armin answers: As important as childbirth education classes are, there are a few […]

Preparing for a Second Child

by Armin Brott For a lot of couples, the question about whether to have another child isn’t really a question, it’s a given. For others, though, the issue is more complicated. And most of the problems have to do with exactly what you’re going through in your home: one spouse wants a second (or third) […]

Increasing Competence

by Armin Brott Dear Mr. Dad: I’m a new father. I haven’t had much experience with infants and I want to be involved in my daughter’s care, but every time I try to pick her up, she starts to fret. How can I feel more competent? Armin answers: Few things can make a man feel […]

Eight Things Women Can Do To Get Fathers More Involved

by Armin Brott About 90 percent of couple’s experiences an increase in stress after their children are born. And the number one stressor, by far, is the division of labor in the home. Unfortunately, even the most egalitarian couples tend to slip into traditional roles, which mean that you’ll probably end up doing more of […]

Daddy Stress

by Armin Brott Dear Mr. Dad: My son was born four months ago, and things are starting to settle down. But every time I sit down to do some extra work on the computer, I feel guilty about leaving my wife to take care of him since she’s with him all day long. I try […]

Childbirth Classes

by Armin Brott Dear MrDad: Every expectant couple I know is taking a Lamaze classes. Is that really necessary? Armin answers: One of the advantages of taking a childbirth preparation class is that it’ll give you and your wife the opportunity to ask questions about the pregnancy in a more relaxed setting than her doctor’s […]

Changing Friendships After Becoming Parents

by Armin Brott Dear MrDad: Since becoming a father my wife and I haven’t been able to spend as much time with our friends as we used to. Some of them seem to understand but others don’t. Is there anything we can do to keep our friendships alive? Armin answers: Considering how small and helpless […]

Baby Talk

by Armin Brott Dear Mr. Dad: I’m pregnant and my husband and I find ourselves talking to our baby a lot. Sometimes we’re sure he or she is responding to what we say. Are we imagining things? Armin answers: Not at all. Although the very idea may sound a bit far fetched, fetuses are extremely […]

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