From Library Journal
More and more couples, former broadcast media executive Gill reports, are making a decision that is changing child-raising patterns in America. While women are opting to be bread winners, men are tending the home fires and the children. Once earners, these stay-at-home-dads (SAHDs) need help making the transition. Although this guide might help men decide to become SAHDs, it's too uneven to use as a comprehensive planner; the treatment of topics (stereotypes, career planning, etc.) tends to be cursory. Gill also dilutes her work by excluding research references, as when she points to "hard scientific data on daycare" without providing any figures or citations. While a chapter on maintaining sexual sparks is constructive, it's not enough to compensate for other lackluster material, such as the chapter on money and budgeting. At a mere 16 pages, this chapter includes dealing with emotions concerning money and cheesy tips on stretching a buck, effectively reducing the chapter to six pages. Most men will get more out of a generic parenting book. Not recommended. Douglas C. Lord, Connecticut State Lib., Hartford
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Libby Gill is a veteran of development, production, and corporate communications for Studios USA, Universal Television, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television Group, and Turner Broadcasting West Coast. During much of that time, her husband has been a stay-at-home dad to their two young sons.