The New Dad’s Playbook
Expecting a new baby? Does your husband look at you with a panic stare when you start talking about everything the baby will need and how much your lives will change? As scary as it is for first time moms, most of us did have basic experience with babies that our husbands probably didn’t.
So, how do we get our men ready for the responsibility of being a father? Give them a game plan of course!
The New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life by Benjamin Watson is directed towards new dads. It uses football analogies to talk about the upcoming major league game called Fatherhood.
It’s written sort of like the What to Expect When You’re Expecting, except for men. Basing his game plan on football, the author coaches men in the elements of preparing to become a father. He also encourages men to be strong roll models that their children would be proud to follow.
When it comes to the unknown territory of having a baby, moms-to-be have nearly unending resources to plan and execute a healthy pregnancy and navigate those first months and years as a parent with confidence. New dads? Not so much. They want to get in the game too, but, says Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson, “I could find clearer direction for putting together a baby swing than for taking care of a newborn child.”
The New Dad’s Playbook is every man’s game plan to being the best partner and the best father, from pre-season (preparing for fatherhood) to Super Bowl (birth) to post-season (after baby is home). It helps men understand what their wives are going through physically and emotionally during and after pregnancy, allowing them to support their most important teammate. It tells men what to expect when their baby is home–and what to do when the unexpected happens. This tell-it-like-it-is book will take men from just winging it to winning it.
Don’t have a Kindle? Grab one for yourself. They are so nice to use for reading. I love my Kindle Fire and my little one uses the e-Reader version (just for reading without the added games and internet options).