As a dad I was wondering if I was welcome on this site, or if there was a dads5dads site

asked 17 Sep '09, 07:13

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edited 24 Sep '09, 03:27

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I'm glad we can be part of the community too.

Many dads today are doing things that were traditionally "mommy" tasks when our parents were raising us, so it really doesn't make sense to exclude dads from providing their input.


answered 18 Sep '09, 21:57

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That is very true.

(19 Sep '09, 01:48) Tammy ♦♦

Why not? I'm a Dad-in-training , I might as well start learning now!


answered 18 Sep '09, 17:07

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Anything you want to tell us, Mark? :)

(18 Sep '09, 23:29) Scott ♦♦

Nope. We have already picked out a name for a girl or a boy, but I was curious what other methods people employ to find their names.

(20 Sep '09, 20:11) Mark

No idea if there is a similar Dads4Dad site, but that doesn't mean you can't spend some time here asking and answering questions all the same. Parenting is all still parenting, but the name and focus of the site is mothers.

Play nicely and there is no reason why you shouldn't feel welcome here at all.

So as pointed out, now if you go to, you'll find yourself right back on this site.


answered 17 Sep '09, 07:25

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FYI, and now redirect here as well. :)

(19 Sep '09, 03:56) Scott ♦♦

Update with the little bit about the Dads4Dad now returning back to the motherland.

(19 Sep '09, 04:53) Emu

What Tammy really wants to build here is a site that makes it easier for Moms like herself to get answers to their questions. As long as that's what we're building, then I'm sure everyone is welcome. There is certainly a lot of overlap between Moms and Dads when it comes to questions.

Besides, it's not like we can tell if "unknown (google)" is a Mom, a Dad, or a jet fighter pilot. :)

EDIT: Tammy has added some clarification here, if you're interested.


answered 17 Sep '09, 09:44

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Ooh, that would be great, a jet fighter mother, wonder what tips they would have.

(17 Sep '09, 10:30) Emu

When she deletes my account, then you can worry. ;)

(18 Sep '09, 00:07) Scott ♦♦


(01 Oct '09, 02:31) Mark

Enjoy being a Dad :)) the toughest and most underpaid job you will ever have. This site is quite useful.

No reason why dads should not feel welcome here...:)


answered 21 Sep '09, 06:20

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edited 21 Sep '09, 09:50

I'm very glad dads are welcomed here (and for choosing the gender neutral color scheme to back that up). Since my wife got pregnant last December and I started reading and preparing, I've been discouraged by the lack of a community for dads. Almost all parenting magazines are targeted to women. Most of the dad-oriented books that I perused in book stores were condescending to a dad who truly wants to be involved, use cheesy humor with a side of mild guilt, and give information that is way too basic. There are tons of "moms' groups", and some even welcome dads, but there are few "dads' groups." Some friends of ours had started up a blog called Being a Dad Ain't Bad, but they've gone quiet as the demands of fatherhood caught up with them. So thanks for creating this website!


answered 29 Oct '09, 17:08

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I completely agree about the condescending tone of the books for Dads. I also found this in the prenatal classes. I wish this site existed a year and a half earlier! :)

(29 Oct '09, 19:29) Scott ♦♦

Check out this question. Some of the dads make some good suggestions for books that are less condescending.

(29 Oct '09, 21:11) Tammy ♦♦

I asked the same question (not finding this one first).

I now feel welcomed, but perhaps a name change could be considered in the future :)

(although parents4parent is way to long)

Great idea to cover this topic!


answered 23 Sep '09, 17:00

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