A buddy of mine, a stay at home dad in NYC, is currently reading a book that he says is “right up his alley” and agreed to share it with me when he is finished. The book, a work of nonfiction, The Daddy Shift, is about How Stay-at-Home Fathers, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting are Transforming the American Family. It turns out that the Daddy Shift author, Jeremy Adam Smith, did a Q&A session today with Lisa Belkin (Motherlode) of the NY Times. I truly enjoyed reading the Q&A session including his perspective on the role of dads in the past and for the future. I included one question/answer below from the online interview because I sat at my computer nodding my head when I was reading it.
By Lisa Belkin (Motherlode)
This group of NYC STAHODA’s ( STay At HOme DAd’s)is of great importance and great fun for the infants as well as the Dad’s.
The Playgarden meetup in Tribeca was perfect. It was clean, fun, organized and nothing beats seeing the development of your and other children. Even the Dad’s “develop” I think. Everyone is cool, unpretensious and focused on the camradiery Dad/child and child/child.
The hosts at the playgarden in Tribeca were fun, complimentary of all the kid’s efforts and quick to execute all the planned events of more than 2 hours of NYC DADS GROUP.
I would highly recommend attending a future NYC Dad’s MeetUp. Thanks Lance, Patrick