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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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February 28, 2014, 04:00:10 AM by djlace
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Long time no post. I trust everyone has been well. Since the last time I was online, (606 Days ago according to Xbox Live) I have officially changed my home situation.
1. I moved to North Myrtle Beach, SC. (Finally get to see the ocean every day.)
2. I got rid of my ex-abusive girlfriend, Christina.
3. I added a new girlfriend/fiance, Candace.
4. I also added her kids with my kids. Her son aged 9 and her daughter age 7.
5. I might end up in the asylum before age 40. lol
Anyway, Has anyone had to deal with a kid that has severe ADHD? The step-kid was abused physically heavily by his biological dad and his half older brothers. He is in counseling, taking Ritalin and other meds to control h...
January 29, 2014, 12:53:24 PM by itsallbs
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It's been a while so I figured I'd check in. I'll try to keep it brief but here goes:
We're expecting a second child at the end of April (I'll leave the sex of the baby out in consideration of my wife keeping it low-key[for the moment])
My son is growing so fast! He's currently in pre-k! He's a master of the ipad and already finished up "basketball camp" (mostly drills and he was the only one not able to dribble properly on family day[oops!]
I recently took an exam to be considered an officer (currently a lowly assistant)at my current place of employment and am awaiting the results. (I personally felt lady luck was on my side but since it's competitive I could have done good while my competitor could have done phenomenal)
January 27, 2014, 12:49:41 PM by ndcw
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Hi guys, I just wanted to post on this forum and get some discussion going on this. What other ways do you guys minimize distractions with your kids in the car?
Media will have us believe that all dads are lax disciplinarians who are more interested in being cool and fun than they are in teaching their children how to live safely and follow rules. The real world, however, tells a different story. Fathers actively engage their children in life lessons on everything from respecting others to what to do if they ever get lost. The most important lessons we teach our children are those that benefit others as well, and that extends to issues of safety.
For example, teaching your children how to properly behave while in a moving car can keep you from becoming distract...
December 01, 2013, 04:24:08 PM by ThatDarnedDad
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Here is a link to a recipe I did on my blog about making your own flavored goldfish crackers.
Here is the recipe:
Piranha Crackers Recipe
1 Pkg Goldfish Crackers (4-6 cups)
1pkg Dry Ranch Dressing Mix
1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder (More or less depending on your taste)
1/4 cup Olive Oil
Pre-heat your oven to 250 degrees. Dump your goldfish crackers into a 10 x 13 casserole pan. Mix the olive oil, ranch dressing packet, and cayenne pepper together. Pour the oil mixture over the goldfish and mix to coat well. ...
November 05, 2013, 03:19:45 AM by Michael Ferguson
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Hi my name is Mike. I know a lot of you guys know how hard it is being a stay at home dad! In the last few years iv had spinal fusion surgery been diagnosed with total spinal degeneration and fibromyalgia. On my best days I can hardly even get out of bed yet I still do 100% of the house work. I haven't had a day off in months I'm about to loose my mind! I NEED HELP ASAP!
October 25, 2013, 07:38:54 AM by Frobozz
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I'm at the start of a long road. My yearly physical and blood test revealed an enlarged prostate and PSA level of 4.3
That level triggered a visit to a urologist who performed a prostate biopsy. The results of that biopsy came back this week and indicated that I have prostate cancer. I am now meeting with various doctors to go over my options. It looks like based on my age (47), that eventhough prostate cancer is slow growing and more men die with it than from it, I must act on this for the sake of my future. The two options available to me are radiation or robotic surgery. Based on my research, it looks like radiation is less invasive now but creates all sorts of complications down the road (10-15+ years) that will leave the area "unfixable" and any further work will be r...
October 09, 2013, 08:35:56 AM by Keith
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As most of you know, I have been losing my hair for many years now. My kids call it my "circle". I just call it my bald spot. Either way, sometimes it bothers me. I tried Rogan years ago and believe it or not, it actually worked. It just cost too much and I would have to keep using it all the time. I didn't want to do that so I just quit getting it and decided that it's just a bald spot and started cutting my hair short.
I came across this website, Fibond.com and I looked at the before and after pictures. I can't tell that it's not real. What do you guys think? Is this something that you have tired before? Would you try it? This is a short post about it in our blogs called [url=http://www....
July 30, 2013, 08:58:49 PM by Big daddy Eis
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Talk about a long time, holy sh!t i apologize guys. Life has gotten away from me and i have not been on here in a LONG time. Lets see. Greta (our newborn) will be three months old in a few weeks. Quinn (6 yo) just learned how to ride he bike all by herself. Of course i was not around for it. The wife and kids went to visit family in SC and she finally rode by herself there. William is getting bi and looking and acting more and more like me. As far as my wife and i, well the family moved to Milledgeville GA, a really small city in central GA. My new job here is to teach ROTC to college students at Georgia Military College. Should be a fun gig, one that i will easily forget that i am still in the Army. And in less than 4 years i could retire, so this job could transition me into...
June 27, 2013, 09:40:53 AM by DP_Poster
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It is never easy when deciding to end a marriage by filing for divorce. Depending on the circumstances, divorce may involve issues such as child custody and spousal support. If a divorce is amicable with no real disagreements, both parties may be able to settle any related issues with little assistance or no assistance at all from an attorney.
If a divorce involves disagreements between parties, an experienced divorce attorney can present all available legal options and how best to proceed. Spousal support is usually sought by the party with fewer financial resources. The duration of this support varies, but typically ends if the party receiving the support marries again or when financial circumstances change to the point where support is no longer required.
June 23, 2013, 09:14:08 AM by Keith
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Keeping guns in the home is a big responsibility. Gun safety is a top priority for most people. It is most important for families who have children in the home. It doesn’t matter how old the children are, guns should be safely stored when not in use. Most people pride themselves in teaching their children safe gun handling techniques. That is great, and it’s an important part of properly teaching young people about firearms. Unfortunately, even responsible children may have friends who get into trouble. A gun safe is a great way to make sure neighborhood kids aren’t making bad decisions. Keeping guns locked up teaches young children about the dangers of deadly weapons. Getting a fire resistant gun safe is a great way to show children how to be responsible with firearms. A gun safe also hel...