LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND

LEAVE NO MAN BEHIND

Hello and welcome to a strange new world. You have traveled far through the desert, only to be met time and again by one empty oasis after another. You are lost and alone, wandering, wondering if someone, anyone, knows how you feel. And just when you think you can't go on, and no one could possibly understand your struggle, a hand reaches out to you, lifts you to your feet, and carries you to the promised land. He feeds you knowledge, shelters you from the self-righteous (and the ridiculous), and provides you with the tools you need to survive in this brave new world. You are a stranger in a strange land, but you are not alone. Let him be your guide. Follow closely as you travel together on this adventure of a lifetime. For now, you are a foreigner to "Fatherhood" but soon YOU will be the master of this realm.

"No Man is Expendable!"

This is Fodder 4 Fathers...

New Dad's Dilemma- Corner Office or Connecting to your Child?- New Study

It's the dream of every dad to have his cake and eat it to (no, I'm not talking about having a fling with your secretary). But new dads face a difficult dilemma when attempting to balance both their family life and career. And, since you can't be two places at once, there are trade-offs for every first-time father to consider while trying to provide the best life for his child, and its a balancing act most find very difficult to maintain.

If you're feeling the pain of this parenting/professional advancement predicament, take comfort, you are not alone. Here's what a thousand other guys (well, mostly professionals working for Fortune 500 companies) have to say about it:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/15/uk-dads-survey-idUSLNE75E06120110615

Article from Boston College

The NEW DAD: 2011 Study


If you are feeling the pressure as your parental and professional responsibilities collide, don't suffer alone. Here are some strategies to cope with first-time father stress:

http://www.mrdad.com/qa/firstyear/daddy-stress.html
http://fatherhood.about.com/od/succeedingasafather/a/stress.htm
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/new-dad/MY01094
"The Working Father," by: Richard Harvey
http://www.amazon.com/Working-Fathers-Strategies-Balancing-Family/dp/0156006030

Wishing New Dad's everywhere a happy (and healthy) Father's Day!

- FODDER 4 FATHERS

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