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Father Knows Best: The Expectant Father, Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be; The New Father, A Dad's Guide to the First Year; Fathering your Toddler (2nd and 3rd years) Paperback – June 5, 2004
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Having read the Expectant Father before my first daughter was born, I hoped I was prepared.
My daughter was born at a teaching hospital. There were two medical students in the OR for the Cesarean. After the procedure, the two students asked me was I "in the medical profession?" I asked them why they asked, and they said that I asked pertinent and relevant questions during and after the procedure that lead them to believe that I had formal training.
I laughed to myself, and thought of Armin Brott's trademark humor and informative wit. What a pleasure these books are to read. I even compared some of the information in the Expectant Father to What To Expect When You Are Expecting. The nuts and bolts are nearly the same, while Brott's tone is less formal and guy friendly.
What is important to note is that Brott assumes that the reader intends to actively engage in his child's live from conception to adulthood, not be a casual dad. I found that approach refreshing, as fatherhood has taken a hit as of late, and a lot of literature for dads-to-be reads condescending and disrespectful to men.
I already own all three in the Father Knows Best set, and made this purchase for my brother in law as a gift.
Again, essential reading for guys expecting, with a new baby, or a toddler. Armin Brott rocks.
I loved how these books covered practical issues, such as college savings and some relationship issues that the Mom geared books don't touch. It supplies advice about weathering Moody Moms and creative ways to offer support. It gives enough relevant information to the Dad to understand and relate to the wife's stages of pregnancy, infant health and development and charts toddlers moods and stages without bogging down with a lot of potentially superfluous detail. These books even have some special "Dad" recipes, like making pretzels in the oven, that are supposed to be fun for Dad and Toddler. (I think that is pretty neat.)
In short these are great books, geared towards Dads, covering some things that the more technical books don't have room for, AND they didn't set off my "sexist" alarms. Let me tell you, my alarms are sensitive. I loved reading these. -The Mom (Oh, and my husband liked them too!)
His last chapter in the first book, especially, is recommended reading for everyone, especially if you're wondering how far fatherhood has come since the 1970s, and where it could go.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We found it super easy read! it is fun for Dads to have their own book too. Mainly accurate info too.Published on October 11, 2013 by Jennifer E. Vesey