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7 classic dad skills that every mom should know

7 classic dad skills that every mom should know

Give a mother two seconds and she'll find something to feel guilty about — from how many hours she spends at the office to how well she handles her kids as a stay-at-home mom. Much of maternal guilt, says Dr. Buck, "comes from the mistaken belief that we mothers are supposed to be 'perfect' and that we're supposed to naturally know how to care for children." Men, by contrast, don't necessarily enter into parenting with the feeling that they have to get everything right, so they often have less guilt. And they may be on to something, since feeling as if you can't do anything right can be corrosive and lead you to second-guess your choices, rather than create the best life out of whatever decisions you've made. If Dad never seems to feel guilty when it comes to the kids, take a minute to ask yourself why you do. (For example, maybe declaring your guilt is a way of saying, "S...

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