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Monday, September 21, 2009

How to motivate Dads

The maternal instinct is something very real and very empowering. Many women struggle with feeling alone in the childrearing process and feel like their partners do not do enough or take an active role in the parenting process. A recent study by Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, co-author of the study and assistant professor of human development and family science at Ohio State University suggests that fathers who are given positive feedback by the mothers are likely to be an active participant in the child rearing process.
Many people overlook the power of posititivity. I know there are days when you might say " I can't find one good thing he does". Well, your job is to find it and start giving positive recognition. Even if it's the way he kisses your child goodnight or talks to her in a nice way. Maybe he took the trash out or cleaned up some clutter. Find some positives and start giving compliments and you might be surprised at the outcomes. Being positive will also encourage your children to give more praise and you will be moving in the right direction toward family teamwork.

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