New Essay on Fatherly.com: How a Month of Paternity Leave Turned Me Into a Competent Dad

How a Month of Paternity Leave Turned Me Into a Competent Dad

Like many dads, I didn’t start out with the most nurturing, or patient, approach to fatherhood. From day one, I loved the tiny person crying in my arms, but try as I might, I couldn’t please her. And the frustration of struggling at parenting was suffocating. In time, I found myself talking to her less like my child and more like the belligerent patron at a crowded bar… [read the rest]

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