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The Stay-at-Home Dad "HANDBOOK" is a must must read.
« on: November 19, 2010, 02:08:19 PM »
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-

  • Dealing with jealousy and guilt with your spouse
  • Adjusting to a new way of life
  • Cleaning tips
  • Activities to enrich you and your children and pass the time
  • Networking with other stay-at-home dads
  • Tips on working from home while caring for your children
  • Dealing with S.A.H.D. burnout
As you read through the handbook you'll find that many of the tips offered might tend to fall into the common sense territory-of "I already know that."  But included throughout the book are little sidebar stories of dads from all over the country that share their experiences that I found to be very helpful.  Giving one a stronger confidence  knowing so many other dads are having the same experiences you are having every day.  I equate it to being sort of like when you were in junior high school and thought you were the only kid who masturbated, possibly filling you with shame and embarrassment regardless of how satisfying it was.  Then you find out everybody does it and you can dump the emotional baggage and just get on with it.

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
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Re: The Stay-at-Home Dad "HANDBOOK" is a must must read.
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2010, 12:25:52 PM »
That looks like a book worth reading even if you are not a stay at home dad.
 




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Re: The Stay-at-Home Dad "HANDBOOK" is a must must read.
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2010, 08:42:09 PM »
That looks like a book worth reading even if you are not a stay at home dad.

I agree.   

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