New parenthood is full of challenges, twists, and turns. But particularly for men who were raised by single mothers, becoming a father can sometimes feel like they are forced to forge a new path without having a roadmap for how it’s done. Joining me today to talk about his own experience of becoming a dad and the lessons he learned is the author of Rookie Father, Kendall Smith.
Peek into the mind of a dad, discuss the importance of men finding their own community of support, and share the strategies he and his wife have implemented to help them create a true partnership in parenthood.
Did you know that fathers and non-birthing partners can suffer from a perinatal mood and anxiety disorder – though PMADs often present a bit differently. In this episode, Dr. Emily Upshur and I discuss the symptoms new fathers can experience, how you can support your partner through this, and when and where to go to seek help.