So you’re going to be a new dad and have no idea what to expect, aside from many sleepless nights. Help is on the way – in the form of daddy boot camp. No, you won’t have to do nursery army crawls or diaper bag crunches. But you will learn the basic fathering survival skills – from diaper changing and swaddling to managing a work-life balance and creating a parenting partnership.
Lance Somerfeld developed one such boot camp through his organization, NYC Dads Group, and teaches new dads about fatherhood in his three-hour parenting crash course.
His key to learning is having real babies. ‘Veteran dads’ are invited to each class; these are boot camp alum, who bring their babies to class so the expectant dads - or ‘rookies’ as they are called in boot camp - can become familiar and comfortable with young children.
Boot camp can be about dispelling the fears of new dads. The biggest fear, according to Somerfeld, is ‘will I break the baby?’ Dispelling these fears is the goal ofRead More »from Daddy Boot Camp