One of the best things about dads is that they are not moms. And sometimes this means doing things with their kids that moms would just rather not.
I know all families are different, and I may be falling victim to some old, untrue stereotypes, but I think for many dads, some of the best moments with their kids involve learning new, daring, physical activities. Some research even shows that there is something unique about the way dads play and interact with their kids; it empowers their children to take more chances, more risk and explore the world. More so than moms, dads encourage kids to overcome their limits
Me stressed? No way! Actually, we know that everyone – men and women, children and teens – often feel stressed. In today’s world, there’s no such thing as a stress-free life. It’s natural and necessary for our survival. But if our bodies are always feeling stressed, then physical and emotional problems happen.
We hear a lot of talk about women and mothers being stressed. But even though it’s not talked about as frequently, guys feel stress too. We typically have different ways of handling it than women – meaning, many men try to not show it or talk about it. That’s one of the reasons we often associate stress with women and not with men.
I have treated many women over the year for post-partum depression. Now, we all know the data that says that women are susceptible to the condition or the more benign form of “baby blues,” basically due to fluctuating hormonal factors. But it’s not just women who feel sadness or depression after becoming a new parent. There’s a new study that just came out stating the men can experience post-partum depression too. While this study is making the rounds of news headlines, it’s not all news to me.
June is Men’s Health Month, but why is there even a need for such an occasion? To keep up with Women’s Health Month? No, according to the Men’s Health Network, the purpose is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.
What’s so different about the health of men? Unlike women, sadly many men take much better care of maintaining their vehicle than they do their physical body.