Just look around you and you’ll see evidence of daddy pride everywhere. Dads are whipping photos out of their pockets as if they were business cards!
The 21st century dad is no longer satisfied with a supporting role in his kids’ lives, he’s stepping up and is proud to share the load with his baby mama. Turns out that being a dad requires a whole new skill set! In addition to their traditional talents such as fixing bikes and firing up the barbeque, the pressure is on and dads now require other “must- have-skills” such as taking turns on the night feed, braiding hair, and sitting down to a tea party served in tiny cups.
“The number of men interested in truly co-parenting is higher than ever before” says Kyle 00Pruett, MD, and clinical professor of child psychiatry at Yale University. Young dads want to be more hands-on with their kids. They plan to do things differently – they’re not comfortable with having so few memories of their dads being involved in their lives.
However, if you feel - like most dads - if you’re winging it, you’re not alone. Hey, it comes with the title, but unfortunately what doesn’t come with the job is a simple set of instructions!
“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad” – Anne Geddes.
Happy Father’s Day to all who go by the name “Dad.”
Source: www.menshealth.com, www.huffingtonpost.com, www.artofmanliness.com, zenhabits.net, www.theguardian.com, www.bustle.com, www.parenting.com, www.slowdownfast.com, www.independent.co.uk, www.parents.com, qz.com
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