When I step back and think about the things I appreciated being said to me when I lost my daughter in 2009, I realize I have a much better idea of what to say than most. While it must be said that everyone grieves differently, here are six tips for talking to a father who has lost a child.
For all of the amazing things moms do there are still a few things they could learn from dads. I recently asked my wife if there was anything I did as a parent that she could learn from, and after laughing a long stretch she came up with these seven examples.
Since my daughter, Annie, was born, my wife and I have dedicated our lives to her. From soothing her in the middle of the night to taking her to Disneyland, all of the effort has made me feel like a pretty great parent. But then something dawned on me the other day: she likely won't have any memories of these first few years!
Like a lot of men I’ve always wanted to have a son, but when my wife and I found out we were expecting one earlier this year I was surprisingly nervous. I had this weird image in my mind of my son being born and just kind of looking up at me as if to say, “What’s up, Bro?.” I even imagined myself going in for a kiss and having him offer me a little baby fist bump instead.
A “rainbow baby” is a baby born after a family has experienced a miscarriage, still birth, or child loss. People tend to have a positive association with rainbow babies and feel happy and relieved for the parents, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. The parents of a rainbow baby also experience a lot of complicated and sad emotions that few people understand.
Ian Ziering rose to fame on Beverly Hills 90210, but these days everyone is talking about how he saved Los Angeles from man-eating sharks in the instant cult classic, Sharknado. Despite that, it’s his role as father to his daughters, two-year-old Mia and four-month-old Penna, that means the most to him.
Just about every new parent knows to be on the lookout for those big, well-known milestone moments in their baby's first six months, but there are many less obvious moments that parents often overlook. Here are ten unexpectedly amazing moments to cherish in your baby's first six months.
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