Your Stay-at-Home Career
Preparing to be a Successful Stay-at-Home dad
It can seem like a never-ending list of things to consider when deciding to become a stay-at-home dad. But addressing issues like gender roles, stereotypes, financial situations and household duties will go a long way in preparing to be a successful stay-at-home dad and remaining happy in the role into the future.
The Importance of Routine
In order to avoid the chaos an unstructured day can create, stay-at-home dads need to respect the importance of routine. That structure can help develop good habits in kids and held the SAHD get through the day.
The Importance of Routine for Children
The importance of routine for children is a big topic for stay at home dads to focus on. Getting and keeping kids in a routine establishes many good habits.
Stay-at-Home Dads Also Benefit from Routine
A good routine isn't just important for kids. Stay-at-home dads need to benefit from routine as well.
Are you Ready to be a Stay-at-Home Dad?
Are you ready to be a stay-at-home dad? A lot of dads would love to make the jump to full-time fatherhood, but there are several factors to consider before making the decision.
A Look at Today's Stay-at-Home Dad
A look at who todayÂs stay-at-home dad is. Numbers of SAHDs has increased steadily over the past decade, but what are the reasons behind it and who decides to stay home with the kids?
Top Reasons To Be A Stay-At-Home Dad
There are plenty of reasons to become a stay-at-home dad. But they go deeper than spending all day with the kids, although that pretty much defines why we do this. There is much that defines the role and what makes it unique and rewarding. Here are some examples.
The Tough Question
As a stay-at-home dad, answering the what-do-you-do questions is not always clear cut. Some dads don't mind saying exactly what they do and others aren't always comfortable sharing. In the end, he has to figure out what he is comfortable with.
When Mom isn't Comfortable with Move to Stay-at-Home Dad Role
A family's decision to go to a stay-at-home dad can be a tough one on mom. It's important to make sure she is comfortable and supports the new role before moving forward.
Six Gifts for the Stay-at-Home Dad
Here are six gifts for the stay-at-home dad to keep him fresh and let him know he's appreciated.
Stay-at-Home Dad Advantage: No Child Care
An advantage of being a stay-at-home dad is no child care. Not only does a SAHD not have to worry about someone else watching his kids, he gets to spend all day with the children in return.
Dealing With Guilt—Whether You Love or Hate Staying Home
Guilt can be a big influence during time as a stay-at-home-dad. A SAHD may feel guilty because he doesn't like the job enough, likes it too much or has worries about how his wife handles it, among other factors.
Staying Home can Equal More Time With Your Wife
Another benefit of being a stay-at-home dad can mean more time with your spouse.
Explaining Your Decision to Friends
Telling others, especially friends, your decision to become a stay-at-home dad can be a tough task. But it doesn't have to be. There are ways to ease the tension while revealing your SAHD role. These are some of the closest people to you in your life and they likely will offer support.
Connecting With Other Parents
Sometimes dads have a hard time making connections with other dads or moms. Find out how to start conversations and meet fellow parents.
The Stay-at-Home Dad Handbook
The Stay-at-Home Dad Handbook is a great guide for the father who is the primary caregiver for his children. It is also a top pick for anyone who wants to be a better dad.
At Home Dads Convention
The 13th annual convention takes place in November in Sacramento, Calif. There will be parenting workshops, a wine tasting tour and the opportunity to meet your peers.