What Dads Do That We Moms Don’t (Always)
Looking forward to Father’s Day on Sunday? Yeah, us too. We’re excited to honor the dads in our lives because, well, we know they do a lot for us and baby. Plus, after reading an article in The Wall Street Journal, we’ve got extra appreciation for dear ol’ dad. The story is all about how moms and dads innately tend to respond to babies’ and toddlers’ behaviors differently. Moms are more likely to nurture and help, while dads are more likely to talk directly during a tantrum, distract baby when he’s hurt and play physically with him. We’re glad the article points out that both parents’ approaches help baby develop different skills. But, in honor of Father’s Day, it focuses on dad’s unique talents: to teach kids to be resilient, persistent and how to regulate their emotions. Wow! We knew dads were great, but this really drives home the point.
What unique parenting talent does your guy have?
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