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Stay-At-Home Dads: The Essential Guide to Creating the New Family

Stay-At-Home Dads: The Essential Guide to Creating the New Family

Title Stay-At-Home Dads: The Essential Guide to Creating the New Family
ISBN 0452282748
Author Gill, Libby
Binding Paperback
Publisher Plume
Publisher Year 2001
Condition Very Good
Description 0452282748 8.0 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches From Library Journal More and more couples, former broadcast media executive Gill reports, are making a decision that is changing child-raising patterns in America. While women are opting to be bread winners, men are tending the home fires and the children. Once earners, these stay-at-home-dads (SAHDs) need help making the transition. Although this guide might help men decide to become SAHDs, it's too uneven to use as a comprehensive planner; the treatment of topics (stereotypes, career planning, etc.) tends to be cursory. Gill also dilutes her work by excluding research references, as when she points to "hard scientific data on daycare" without providing any figures or citations. While a chapter on maintaining sexual sparks is constructive, it's not enough to compensate for other lackluster material, such as the chapter on money and budgeting. At a mere 16 pages, this chapter includes dealing with emotions concerning money and cheesy tips on stretching a buck, effectively reducing the chapter to six pages. Most men will get more out of a generic parenting book. Not recommended. Douglas C. Lord, Connecticut State Lib., Hartford Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. Book Description Over two and a half million men in the U.S. are full-time stay-at- home dads, and it's a number on the rise. In this groundbreaking book, media executive and working mother Libby Gill provides a step-by-step blueprint for transitioning into a stay-at-home-dad family. She takes readers into the homes of families who have successfully created this child-centered lifestyle, to show how they, too, could benefit from such a change. Stay-at-Home Dads reveals how to: * Create a business plan-from budget and mission statement to job description and performance evaluation * Make the most out of one income * Overcome gender stereotypes * Maintain a healthy work-family balance * Return to the workforce when (and if) the time is right Whether you are a couple already struggling with the challenges of a two-career existence, or just starting a family, this indispensable handbook is for you. Complete with a comprehensive resource guide and invaluable tips from the trenches, Stay-at-Home Dads will significantly enhance the quality of life for millions of stressed-out couples across the country.

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