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Don't worry, you're going to be fine.
on June 20, 2013
I'm jumping in waaay late on this one, as my sons are in college now, but this book, and this lady, are wonderful. I was a stay at home dad (even though I bartended at night) back when there weren't many dads doing the child care thing. Penelope was an invaluable resource to me, as I didn't have lots of other parents to go to- when you're the only male in the bunch, you can hang out with the moms some, but TOO much seems creepy. So Penelope, T. Barry Brazleton, and a book called "It Worked For Us" (which is awesome, because it lists specific problems and then gives multiple solutions from real parents) were a HUGE help for me. I'd also be willing to bet that she has videos on YouTube. I would advise you to check them out as well. It's the hardest thing you'll ever do, but the most rewarding. And I swear, when that part of your life is past, you'll miss it. I know I do, occasionally. Whether this is some form of masochism or Stockholm Syndrome is up for debate, but I'd never trade my days with my sons when they were small, and the world was ours.