dads

How To Praise Dads Without Calling Them ‘Helpful’

Let’s start with this: Dads are not babysitters. After all, a babysitter is someone who “takes charge of a child while the parents are temporarily away”. Therefore, when a dad is caring for his child, he is not “babysitting”; he is “parenting”.

How Partners Of Breastfeeding Mums Can Actually Be Helpful

Author Catherynne Valente discovered a passage in New Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding — a book written in 2002, not 1952, mind you — that reads: “Fathers, if your wife is having trouble or pain, step in and adjust her technique, reminding her that successful breastfeeding is a priority for the…