Dad & the Birth Plan-Part 1

Most expectant parents write up a birth plan—a document stating what you want and expect to happen during the pregnancy, labor, and delivery. As an expectant father, the birth plan gives you a role in planning and helps you be explicit about your wishes with each other and with the doctor. 

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The Work of Dads and Daughters

Surveys of girls continue to show that, while most expect to work for pay when they are women, they also anticipate that a man will take care of them financially. This astounding attitude is evidence of how powerful the unrealistic Disney-like myths remain in our daughters’ impressions. That’s why sharing our work heritage – including our work ethic, obligations and experience -- is so valuable for our daughters’ futures.

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To Touch Our Children, We Must Touch

We fathers want to have a positive impact on our children. We want to touch their lives in ways that make them grow, be strong, and thrive.

To pull this off, we must physically touch our kids with affection, play, and a host of other "good touch" opportunities. 

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Tips for Dads & Kids Watching Super Bowl XLVIII Together

One of a Dad's simple pleasures is watching TV sports together with his kids and/or stepkids. But what about those moments (like during those cringe-worth commercials) when you want to cover your child's eyes with your hands?

Here are a few simple tips from The Dad Man, Joe Kelly, to help fathers and stepfathers get more out of watching February 2's Super Bowl 48 (and other TV sportscasts) with their daughters and sons.

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New Dad Investments

bare_chest_sleeping.JPGFatherhood generates less conversation and attention in our society than motherhood does. That’s a bit strange when you realize that psychological and social science research over the past 30 years shows a strong correlation between healthy, responsible fathering and a child’s well-being.

The findings are compelling. If a man invests his time and attention to rearing his child, the child is more likely to show the following traits:

 

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