Survival tips for different types of dads on Father's Day

Lance Somerfeld, father of two and co-founder of City Dads group, gives advice to dads-to-be about paternity leave, finding community and making family time.
2:50 | 06/16/19

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In honor of father's day, some survival tips for different types of dads. Joining us this morning is Lance somerfeld. Father of two and co-founder of city dads folks. This might shock people, Lance, we're not perfect fathers here. Speak for yourself. Right, we need your help today. Let's start with dads to be, the new dads, with a baby at home. What advice do you have for them? For the expectant dads it's about parental leave. Find out what options are available for you. Dads are still reluctant to take paternity leave. It would be great to have all expectant dads go in and take an extra few weeks. In the grand scheme of a 50-year career, when you're only going to have one or two children, those extra few weeks are an invaluable bonding experience. I totally agree. And you're never going to get that time back. For the new dad, I really just tell them -- their biggest fear is breaking the baby. These guys don't have -- they don't have any experience handling a newborn. The baby broke us. Just make sure obviously that you're supporting the neck and head, but have a lot of fun cradling and those awkward holds. Wear a lot of hats. Guys who do work, construction worker put in long hours, tired, dads in finance travel, how Dow you find to have quality time with your kids? Making sure you're at meal time at the morning. Maybe once a week, taking a swim, or music lesson together with your child. That's fun. Thursday night could be breakfast for dinner night. Dad gets home early from work. Make sure they own that. I own bath time. My wife doesn't like to get splashed I kind of relish in it. Find your niche. You've been a stay-at-home dad. Any advice for people who are contemplating that or already doing that? Yeah, I think the at-home father if you're not forced into it, embrace the role, find your community, it's kind of the reason why I started help start city dads group. Finding other like-minded dads like me. This kind of fraternity for dads. We got groups not only for at-home dads but we're all inclusive. In 37 major metro cities now. So city dads group is a great option for a lot of these dads. Great. All of those tips they start tomorrow, right, because today's our day. Tomorrow we get back to work. Lance, thank you so much. We appreciate it. Happy father's day.

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