Are you a frustrated mom? Next time you need some parenting advice, turn to dad
Posted on 24 September 2012
Dads: you've got to love them, but let's face it, sometimes their parenting skills are a bit, shall we say, off. Of course, they mean well - after all, the bond between a father and his kid is just as strong as the one us moms share with our little ones. However, sometimes the way daddies do things make us scratch our heads and ask ourselves, What were they thinking?
But, a recent article from Parenting.com revealed that there may be more method to a dad's child-rearing than madness. In fact, the explanations below from Parenting.com are just a few reasons why we should let fathers take control of raising the kids more often:
1) Dads typically let their lovebugs take risks
While this may not sound like a good thing, experts say that holding a little one back or constantly hovering over them may stop them from trying anything new. Now, that doesn't signify that you have to be comfortable with your son or daughter going skydiving, but it does mean that, at times, try to follow your husband's lead by taking a more hands-off approach.
2) Men are usually goofier
For some reason, males have an easier time goofing off than women. You may be asking yourself "since when did acting silly become a good thing?" But, author, mom and radio-show host Rona Renner told the website that watching their moms and dads acting wacky without thinking about schedules or how long it takes to prepare a meal can be a useful lesson for kids.
3) Fathers don't freak out over everything
Men and women see things differently. We see the fact that our son or daughter doesn't want to take a nap or bathe as a sign that we are bad moms. Guys, however, typically don't think twice about a kid's reluctance to do something or turn everything into a life-or-death situation.
"Fathers generally avoid emotional head-to-head with kids," says Pruett. "Moms are more likely to think 'If you love me, you'll do what I say."