The New Dad’s Playbook: Gearing Up for the Biggest Game of Your Life by Benjamin Watson is set up as the What to Expect When You’re Expecting for men. Using his experience as a football player and as a husband and father, the author walks men through the elements of preparing to become a father (along with a strong word to man-up and marry the mother of your child if you haven’t done so already) through the transition points for weeks after the baby has come home.
In addition to the practical advice and insight into the changing dynamics within the mother and your relationship with the mother and your relationship with your baby, the author does a wonderful job of exhorting new fathers to set aside their selfishness and instead become servant-leaders from the heart.
If you don’t like football, this book’s heavy gridiron language may be a distraction to you, but the content is still very worth digesting – even if you dislike the sports analogies.
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