Get Ready to Be a Dad with a Fathers Assembly

When my wife was pregnant, I was nervous. I knew I was on the brink of the most monumental transition in my life, and the men around me were not helping. “Get your sleep now,” said one, two, three, or four. I lose count how many guys came up with this...

Can dads get the "baby blues" too?

Did your wife ever get a case of “baby blues” after having a child, or does she have them right now? She might not be alone. The “baby blues” typically describes new moms who may experience some difficulty adjusting to life with a newborn...

Dads and Childproofing

Hollywood celebrity Matthew McConaughey recently made the following comment about his 14-month-old son, Levi: “He’s getting bigger, more fun, smarter and craftier by the day.” Toddlers are great at keeping their dads very busy, and their growing craftiness...

Are you (and Mom) running on empty?

One of a father’s key roles, from the moment he becomes a dad, is resource management. It’s part of the vital task of providing for his family. Typically, we think of provision in the context of finances—earning an adequate salary to help meet the family’s...

How to Bond with Your Baby

When Gary first held his son, it was awkward. The child cried and he didn’t know what to do. It was obvious that his wife already felt a deep affection for this new member of the family. But Gary didn’t know what to say, and there was no rush of emotion, no glow in...

A Simple But Profound Truth for New Dads … and All Dads

Many new dads are blindsided by how many adjustments they are asked to make for their new role. Usually they have not grasped an important truth about fatherhood, and that’s understandable. After all, there are plenty of veteran dads who haven’t accepted it either....