Bestselling parenting author Rob Kemp (The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide) delivers the ultimate guide to navigating your child's life milestones (0 months to early adulthood) and offers advice on how fathers can best play a lasting, impactful or at least vaguely useful role in it.
Kids don't come with an instruction manual. (Not that most men would read one if they did).
Instead they're shaped by life-forming milestones and learn-as-they-go mistakes which you, as modern, responsible fathers must be there to help them deal with, solve or at least advise upon pretty much from their birth until you've drawn your last breath.
This book will give you a head's up on all the defining moments you are guaranteed to experience as a parent. It'll warn you when your life is going to take a change of course, how your child is going to influence the choices you make and give you some practical, knowing, sanity saving methods of dealing with them.
Each moment is headlined with a common scenario that dads have encountered down through generations – but will still come as a shock to you for the first time. And for every milestone moment, landmark action or parenting task to perform there's a sound advice and strategic solutions to help you cope and even discover the purported 'joys' of parenthood…
Rob Kemp is a UK-based writer specializing in fatherhood, masculinity and health & fitness, and the bestselling author of The Expectant Dad's Survival Guide, and The New Dad's Survival Guide. His latest book, The Good Guys: 50 Heroes Who Changed The World With Kindness is the bestselling boys book on Amazon. He wrote them after his own experiences as a new dad. He regularly contributes fatherhood-focused features to a variety of publications and websites including the Telegraph, Boots Parenting, Amazon Parents, the Guardian, Sainsbury's Fresh Ideas, Daddilife (as @expectantdad), The DadClub, and Little London.
He has spoken at parenting events including the Mumsnet event BumpFest. His work for Men's Health magazine has been syndicated throughout the world and he's made many radio and TV appearances speaking on men's issues and parenting topics.
“An invaluable guide to being a decent dad. Manages to be both light-hearted and utterly comprehensive.” —Paul Tonkinson, stand-up comedian
“A tool-kit, a diary and a bible in one. Tells you how it was, how it is and how it will be.” —Carlton Kirby, Eurosport cycling commentator
“This handy guide helps fathers navigate the entire process, from bewilderment of becoming a father in the first place, through the complications of adolescence and on into your child's eventual transition into adulthood. Dadding It! is a wise word in the ear along the way, all the way.” —Nick Duerden, writer and freelance journalist