To what extent is parenthood what you expected?
As we celebrate Father’s Day this week, first-time parents Shane and Erinn Farrell join Marti and Erin to reflect on their transition to parenthood and Shane’s discoveries as a new father. Having a strong, actively involved father is a huge asset in a child’s development, and mothers often play a crucial role in helping fathers find the best within themselves. Supportive friends, family and reliable information about child development and positive parenting further ease the way for both moms and dads. Of course the couple relationship changes significantly when two become three, so listen carefully for ideas about how to keep that relationship strong, for your own sake and that of your kids!
What were some of the surprises when you became a new parent? As a couple, what are ways that you keep your relationship strong and find ways to be real partners in parenting? Please share your thoughts in our REPLY space!