Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

The Sharing Space II. Portrait of an Ideal Dad

Academic journal article Journal of Prenatal & Perinatal Psychology & Health

The Sharing Space II. Portrait of an Ideal Dad

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A man loving himself and Ms future children enough to heal himself of his past wounds before he chooses a woman to conceive with.

A man nourishing himself by choosing a good woman and committing to a consciously-loving relationship into which to warmly welcome wished-for children.

A man nourishing his woman by speaking total truth, by taking 100% responsibility for his reality, by supporting her highest good as well as his own, by co-creating equally with her the safe nest of home and family.

A man who tells his 8-month pregnant wife how beautiful she is.

A man who creates lullabies to sing to his baby in the womb.

A man who also wants a home birth with a midwife and is completely present during the labor and delivery.

A man who protects children, male and female, from genital mutilation and sexual abuse.

A man who chooses to work half-tune so he can parent half-time.

A man who changes all the diapers.

A man who dispenses with diapers and becomes the Permanent PooperScooper for as many years as it takes.

A man who loves skin-to-skin contact with his babies.

A man who welcomes a family bed.

A man who carries his baby in a Snuggli or a Gerry-pack.

A man who plays the piano with one hand while holding his baby with the other.

A man who kills his television and reads his children stories. …

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