Do you ever break into a cold sweat thinking about how the gorgeous woman who adores you will become in pregnancy a squashy bag of hormones bearing no resemblance to your sweet-natured other half? About how all those broken nights will affect your work? About how exactly you're going to deal with toddler and teenage tantrums, the demands on your wallet - and most importantly, how you'll answer That question about where they came from? Not Rocket Science: Dads is a comprehensive, witty and informative guide to help every man through those moments of doubt, from getting pregnant to looking after the expectant mother, the baby's first years, through coping with teenagers and the life changes that take place once the kids have grown up and left home. Packed with advice from men from all backgrounds who've survived dad-dom, as well as experts in the fields of sex and parenting, this book is small enough to fit in your pocket and designed for easy reference, so you can stop every worrying niggle, every hard-to-solve problem and every moment of fear and stay top of the Dad Class at all times!
Table of Contents
Getting Pregnant; In The Beginning - how your parents coped with parenthood; The Mother of Your Child; What to Expect When She's Expecting; Work, Rest and Play; We're A Happy Family; We're Not A Happy Family - dealing with divorce and its effect on kids; Teenage Kicks; Life after Children - reclaiming your life when the kids have left home; Epilogue - Was It Worth It? Yes It Was! Useful Contacts
Mal Peachey is the father of two girls under 10. He is also a kind of godfather to two boys, one of 22, the other 12. He has been a male nanny, a tutor and a lifestyle journalist. A former newspaper editor, he has worked in publishing and written two books. He was once a small boy with a dad of his own.