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The Secret to Getting Dad More Involved

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The Secret to Getting Dad More Involved

As mothers, we become so in tune to the needs of our children that it’s hard to take the hands off the wheel and let someone else take control.

That’s been the case with me at least.

One day I realized that I was telling my husband all the time how to do x, y and z with Baby G. I was worried that it wouldn’t get done the way I always did it, which in my head, was done correctly.

Why then would my husband want to help with Baby G when I kept correcting him and would just takeover to do it my way?

The secret to getting Dads more involved in our kids’ lives is letting them take a turn at the wheel without passing judgement on how they interact with our kids.

And you know what? This really works.

As soon as I started easing up, my husband and I had less disagreements, we started to become a great parenting team, and I was learning things from him that helped me be a better parent to Baby G.


  1. marwa

    February 27, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I luv this post. Its so true..i had the same experience with my husband and now he really os morr engaged and open to helping out. Thanks lovely post!

  2. Britt Nielsen

    March 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Marwa, thanks so much for reading! So glad to know that I’m not alone in this!

  3. shabana

    March 5, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    I completely agree with you onthis. During a friend’s baby shower, we went around the room and gave the mommy-to-be advice. This was exactly what I told her. It makes parenting much smoother when you feel like team where both of you are bringing your own style into it. Not to mention, it takes so much pressure off of mom to do EVERYTHING. And when you get those chances to spend fun time away from kids, you can trust dad to easily take care of them.

  4. Britt Nielsen

    March 17, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I so wish I would have had you at my baby shower, haha!!! Seriously – great advice to give. And I TOTALLY agree that it takes the pressure off of mom to do everything…love it! Thanks for reading.

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