Whether it is a choice or a necessity, many men are leaving the regular workplace to become stay-at-home-dads. According to studies men are beginning to embrace parenting and shouldering more of domestic responsibilities than previous generations. It is becoming apparent that men want to be more actively involved in the lives of their kids. And what better way to do that than to be a stay-at-home dad.
1. You are a committed partner
You want the best for your household. You can make a sacrifice to ensure that work doesn’t come in the way of giving your family the time and attention it needs. You can be committed to the emotional and physical improvement of your household rather than exchanging this time for more money.
2. You can enjoy special moments with your kids
You do not have to be worrying about not being there for your kids birthdays or special moments in their growth. Yes, you can be there for your kids during their life-changing and defining moments. Being a part of their growing up is something you will always cherish and find to be profound.
3. You have to fix everything
Being a stay at home dad makes you more detailed, more careful, more domestic and appreciative of the simple things. You can cook, clean, do yard work, shop for groceries, maintain the car, change diapers, counsel your children and put the house in order. Being a stay at home dad sort of gives you a sense of homeliness and appreciating your home for what it is. And you accept such responsibility with enthusiasm.
4. You are unconventional
Being a stay-at-home dad means going against the norm or traditions of going to an office every day. You have the right to choose the way you live your life and determine how you can fulfill your obligations. You are willing to defy the conventional way to become the man you want to be within.
5. You are an expert at multitasking
Something dreadful and challenging, but being able to be the dad, the cook, the shopper, the repairer, the maintenance man, all in one can be pretty multitasking and fun. You become aware of those potentials within you that were previously untapped.
6. You can connect with other stay-at-home dads
You can get connected with other stay-at-home dads through blogs, societies, support groups and conventions to help you share interesting and motivating experiences and get through the challenges of being a stay-at-home dad.
7. You have to teach your kids all the way
You are there to teach and tutor your children to growth. You can offer them the best in relationships, care and concern that will make them appreciate learning and education. You do not miss a bit of it whether you are homeschooling them or driving them to and from school.
8. You will have to build trust and communication with your kids
You can create an environment where nothing is kept in secret but spoken out, because you are there to listen to them and benefit from their sense of sharing their emotions and thoughts with you.
9. You are in charge expenditure
Money that would be spent on getting a nanny or a baby sitter is saved. You are also responsible for managing expenditure and doing well to ensure that your children and the house gets the best from the resources available.
10. You have those photos to remember
Whether it is in a memory or in an actual photo you will be able to capture moments that may have been lost. As a stay-at-home dad you are somehow reconnected to your childhood and periods of your own growth. You can thus find direction, personal growth, rediscovery in being a stay-at-home dad and being there for your kids during their growth.
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