“I’m babysitting my kids,” is likely something a lot of you fathers have used as an excuse or reason not to do something else. I know I certainly have. But we don’t really babysit, do we. Babysitting our children implies they aren’t our inherent responsibility and that, obviously, is not the case.
My guest today, Nate Feathers, makes the case against “babysitting our children,” and, instead, shows fathers a better way to approach the relationship between father and son or daughter. Today, we talk about kids mimicking our behavior, the changes in culture with regards to fatherhood, how to bond effectively with newborns, toddlers, and teens, learning to let go of your children, how to keep the relationship (and sex life) with your wife thriving, and why it’s not accurate to assume that you’re ever “babysitting” your children.
“The beauty of kids is they force us to be present.” Tweet That— Nate Feathers
My guest today is Nate Feathers and some of you may know him as “Dads Don’t Babysit” on Instagram. I’ve been a long-time follower of Nate and his message has certainly help me to become a better father. I think they’ll help you too.
Nate is a father of 5 ranging from moving out and going to college to a toddler still in diapers and has nearly two decades of experience in raising children to be powerful, contributing members in society.
You’re going to hear a lot about his philosophy and how antiquated models of fatherhood do not serve us or our children. Nate is extremely knowledge and researched as it relates to fatherhood. Enjoy!
“You be mom, I’ll be dad…we’re gonna do things differently.” Tweet That— Nate Feathers
- Fathers can be disciplined AND kind
- The biological connection between mothers and children
- How fathers can bond with newborn babies
- Skin to skin contact with your kids
- Women take what we give them and make it better
- Enjoying your kids through the years
- Most guys should provide less structure, not more
- Focus on the moment, with your kids and with your wife
- Advice for single fathers
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