• Hey Dads: Being Present Is A Verb

    8 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    I've been writing in the parenting space for years now, and as a father , I'd say the biggest tip I hear given to new fathers is to “be present.” That's it. No explanation. No further information. I've lost track of how many times I've been to presentations on fatherhood, and the interviewer asks some celebrity how to be a good dad , and they just say, “be present” and every father in the auditorium nods as if they know exactly what that means.
    But you know what, I don't think anyone in the room, even the celebrity father , knows what that means. So let's unpack it, because being present...
    Read more ...