How to get dads more involved in parenting

Mike Spohr, Blogger & Dad, shares advice for moms on ways that they can make dads more involved in parenting and make them feel more involved
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How to get dads more involved in parenting

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There is definitely a way that moms can make dads involved in parenting but they may not like the answer. The first thing to do is ask the dads what they think about different things and get their opinion on all different aspects of parenting. And then, when the dad makes the answer, even if it is a different perspective or a different way of dealing with it, start to not dismiss it out of hand and really kind of think about how you can incorporate that into how the child is raised. Different ideas are not always bad ideas. I think often times people have a hard time seeing that and it is not always mom knows best. Oftentimes it is but not always. And if you start to incorporate some of the thoughts that the dad has, then the dad is going to feel like real ownership of the parenting and then feel like they are really involved. And they will become as involved as they want to at that part. It really comes down to ask them questions about how they think things should go and really putting value on what they say.
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Mike Spohr, Blogger & Dad, shares advice for moms on ways that they can make dads more involved in parenting and make them feel more involved

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Mike Spohr

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Author of the parenting blog "The Newborn Identity", Mike Spohr lives in Southern California with his wife, Heather, ice cream-obsessed two-year-old daughter, Annabel, and froufrou dog, Rigby. He is also the Executive Director of Friends of Maddie, a charity started in honor of his late daughter Madeline, which helps the families of NICU babies.

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