Don't Hand Your Child Off to Your Wife
She may be able to get your baby to stop crying a little quicker than you do, but the truth is that whatever your wife knows about children, she learned by doing—just like anything else. And the way you're going to get better is by doing things, too. Research shows that lack of opportunity may be one of the biggest obstacles to fathers' feeling more comfortable with their children. In other words, the more time you spend with your child, the more competent you'll feel.