When my wife and I first found out that we were going to have a kid, we instantly became aware of the “parenting class” industry that had existed in our community for years without ever attracting our attention. Suddenly, there were all of these flyers, newspapers ads, and emails, offering us practical parenting instruction in friendly classroom settings.
And, as new parents-to-be, we were game for them. Almost immediately, we signed up for the childbirth class, the baby care and CPR class, the “how to install a car seat” class, the breastfeeding class, you name it.
(The only classes I remember us opting out of were the “baby massage” class and the “parenting for dads” class, which I found more than a little insulting.)
Are you a divorced dad, dreading going through the holidays? Maybe you just got a divorce this year, or maybe it’s been awhile, but the holidays are still uncomfortable for you. It happens.
Daniel Ruyter, the mind behind Memoirs of A Single Dad has a list of 11 simple things a divorced dad can do to help himself (and his family) get through the holidays.