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Stay-at-Home Dads: The Essential Guide to Creating the New Family
     

Stay-at-Home Dads: The Essential Guide to Creating the New Family

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by Libby Gill
 
Over two and a half million men in the U.S. are full-time stay-at- home dads, and it's a number on the rise. In this groundbreaking book, media executive and working mother Libby Gill provides a step-by-step blueprint for transitioning into a stay-at-home-dad family. She takes readers into the homes of families who have successfully created this child-centered

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Over two and a half million men in the U.S. are full-time stay-at- home dads, and it's a number on the rise. In this groundbreaking book, media executive and working mother Libby Gill provides a step-by-step blueprint for transitioning into a stay-at-home-dad family. She takes readers into the homes of families who have successfully created this child-centered lifestyle, to show how they, too, could benefit from such a change. Stay-at-Home Dads reveals how to:

* Create a business plan-from budget and mission statement to job description and performance evaluation
* Make the most out of one income
* Overcome gender stereotypes
* Maintain a healthy work-family balance
* Return to the workforce when (and if) the time is right

Whether you are a couple already struggling with the challenges of a two-career existence, or just starting a family, this indispensable handbook is for you. Complete with a comprehensive resource guide and invaluable tips from the trenches, Stay-at-Home Dads will significantly enhance the quality of life for millions of stressed-out couples across the country.

Author Biography: Libby Gill is a veteran of development, production, and corporate communications for Studios USA, Universal Television, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television Group, and Turner Broadcasting West Coast. During much of that time, her husband has been a stay-at-home dad to their two young sons.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452282742
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Libby Gill is an internationally respected executive coach, brand strategist, and bestselling author. Libby works with top companies to help them successfully position their leaders, business, and brands including Nike, Disney, Kellogg, Oracle, PayPal, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and more. Libby is a frequent TV and radio guest offering expert opinions and guidance on brand strategy and professional development. She has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Phil, CNN, NPR, Oprah & Friends Radio, and many more.

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Stay-at-Home Dads: The Essential Guide to Creating the New Family 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Libby Gill did a superb job writing a book on a parenting topic that has been misunderstood for quite some time - Stay-At-Home Dads. In her book ¿Stay-At-Home Dads: The Essential Guide To Creating The New Family,¿ Gill provides an honest and in-depth look at the stay-at-home dad lifestyle. She presents the practical reasons behind the choice these dads and their spouses made, the issues and daily challenges they faced together, how they resolved them, and how they managed to make the stay-at-home dad lifestyle work for their families. What is most impressive about Gill¿s book is that she does not impose a self-prescribed one-size-fits-all philosophy to parenting. That¿s because much of the information Gill provides comes from the interviews she conducted with the stay-at-home dads and their spouses. She eloquently addresses both sides of the coin in a well-balanced format. One that presents a TEAM (Together Everybody Achieves More) approach in which parenting is viewed and treated as an equal partnership. Gill¿s book, however, is about more than just the stay-at-home dad lifestyle. It is about the love, commitment, and passion that drives these parents to put the needs of their children first. In today`s world ¿putting children first¿ is easier said than done. But Gill, along with the parents, in this book, demonstrate how any parenting couple can make the stay-at-home lifestyle a successful and rewarding endeavor. Gills book is not just a book for parents who want to consider the stay-at-home dad lifestyle to read. It is a book every parent should read. How invigorating it was to finally read a book that offers an insight into parenting that any parent can relate to and benefit from. Hogan Hilling Proud Stay-at-home dad