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5 Tips for the Stay At Home Dads
Welcome to Daddyplace! Dads Helping Stay At Home Dads, New Dads, Single Dads and Divorced Dads with Fatherly Advice. We are fathers who have been through what you are going through. We are here to listen and help if we can. Lots of times you need to get advice and that's what this site is for. Doesn't matter if your a new dad, experienced dad or even a step-dad. We are here to help. We also have a SAHDs (Stay At Home Dads) section so you can get some adult conversation. Single dads and expecting dads are here too. So if you fit into one of these catagories, then join us. Oh yeah, we even have gamer dads here to that like to game it up online with other dads and their kids. So join the fun or just join to get or share advice. That's what we are about.
Although The Stay-at-Home Dad HANDBOOK was originally published in 2004 its relevance may have hit new heights in our current economic landscape. Peter Baylies, with Jessica Toonkel have put together a comprehensive overview on what to expect if you decide or are forced by lay-offs to become your children's primary caregiver. The book covers the gambit of situations a S.A.H.D. will likely face as he takes on the challenges of his new job.
A few highlights-
The book can be found at most bookstores, and of course Amazon.com has it. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005JWUFZY Also, check out Peter Baylies' Official At-home dad website by clicking here.
By Lance Koehnen
Cleveland Stay-at-Home Dads Examiner
The term ''stay at home dads'' is used to describe a father who is the main caregiver of the children and is the homemaker of the household. As families have evolved, the practice of being a stay at home dad has
become more common.
Stay at home dads have been seen in increasing numbers in Western culture, especially in Canada, the UK and the United States since the late 20th century. In developed East Asian nations such as Japan and South Korea, this practice is less common.
Many middle-aged men have become essentially unemployable due to heart attacks or some other physical aliment, thereby causing a role reversal for economic reasons. At the same time, women are progressing into higher paying jobs. There are now financial ramifications in deciding whether the mother or father should become the stay-at-home parent. In cases where the woman is the higher-paid parent, it makes more economic sense for her to continue to work while the man takes on the caregiver role. At times the mother's job offers health benefits for the family whereas the father's does not.
Stay at home dads has, at the same time, some disadvantages and advantages. Depending on the country or region, a stay at home dad might find more or less social support for his decision. In regions where traditional roles prevail, a stay at home dad might be shunned by a stay at home mom's peer group. In order to find support for their choice, these men have created and joined many support networks.
But there are many advantages too. There have been many studies done which suggest the importance of the paternal role in a child's life and benefits of the stay at home dad, the mothers will not be so stressed in search for a nanny or a daycare and for the fathers, they will have a better relationship with their children.
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Here's a post I made on safety
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I've written another piece on child custody agreements and how single fathers can deal with the situation.
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Hey all, here's a post I worked on that I figured would be able to spark some discussion.
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Hello to all my fellow SAHD. Im new here all so pardon me if i make mistakes where to post. I joined this forum to seek support and advice for being a stay at home dad. Im just going to lay it all out and wait to hear what all of you have to say.
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