Monday, March 16, 2009

Crash Course for New Dads: Book Review and Giveaway


Greg Bishop wasn’t your typical boy growing up. With twelve brothers and sisters, he was expected to help out with his siblings, and he had changed plenty of dirty diapers by the time he became a father of four himself. But Greg knew that most expectant and new fathers didn’t have the same confidence in their parenting abilities as he did. So, on Father’s Day 1990, he got four dads and their babies (aka, the veteran dads) in a room with a dozen men who were soon to be daddies (aka, the rookies), and they talked for three hours. The veterans shared their experiences—and their babies—with the rookies, and a great idea was born. Boot Camp for New Dads has been a hit ever since. It has graduated more than 200,000 veterans in 260 communities across 43 states and in the US Navy, Army and Air Force. (To find a location near you, go to http://www.bootcampfornewdads.org/.)

In the process of educating fathers-to-be, Greg has also written many books and articles. His newest book is Crash Course for New Dads: Tools, Checklists & Cheat-Sheets. This amazing book is filled with guy-friendly lists, forms and charts to prepare men for fatherhood. I can’t even begin to tell you all the great information contained in this book, but some of the highlights include:

What You Need for the Hospital
Handling an Emergency Birth
Learning to Care for Your New Baby
Troubleshooter’s Guide to Crying Babies
How to Support a Mom-to-Be
Baby Blues & Postpartum Depression
Getting Your Love Life Back
When You Become Overwhelmed or Close to It
Infant CPR & Choking Basics
Preparing for Your Family’s Future
…and much, much more

Every father-to-be should read this book. (If he can attend a Boot Camp for New Dads program, that’s even better!) Even moms-to-be will benefit from its practical and organized tips and advice for handling the demands of new parenthood. Greg’s books and programs can’t be beat for the quality of information they provide and the reassurance they offer future parents.

Greg and his wife Alison have generously offered:

a) a 20% discount off your order between March 18 and April 17, 2009! Just enter the code sheim when you check out. Here are links directly to their book pages:

Crash Course for New Dads

Hit the Ground Crawling

and,

b) a complimentary copy of BOTH Crash Course for New Dads and Hit the Ground Crawling to one lucky reader of this blog. Here’s how you can enter:

Visit their website at http://dadsadventure.com/ and come back here and leave a comment with the name of one of the articles offered on the site. As always, you can earn optional, additional entries if you:

- Put a button for Susan Heim on Parenting on your blog. Post a comment with your blog’s URL.

- Tweet this giveaway on Twitter or post it on your blog. Leave a comment with your Twitter name or a link to the post.

- Subscribe to Susan Heim on Parenting via email, RSS or as a Follower on Blogger. Leave a comment with your subscription method.

One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified entries on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from the valid comments received. Be sure to leave an email I can use to contact you if it’s not readily available on your blog link.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner: trishden!



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38 comments:

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  5. Ramping Up To Birth

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  7. I'd love to read this and pass it on.

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  8. Ramping Up To Birth

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  12. I posted the name of an article above (#6). I subscribe via Google Reader.

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  13. One of the articles is "Girls Can Do Anything Boys Can Do". Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  14. I tweeted on twitter here:
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  22. Helping a New Mom Articles
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    Thank you so much!!!

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  24. loved the article, Girls Can Do Anything Boys Can Do

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  25. Anonymous6:39 PM

    Lessons from the Front Lines

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  26. "Show Him the World" is one of the articles.
    I am the proud father of 2 sons. I try my best, but I could always use advice/ inspiration!
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  31. one of them is Girls Can Do Anything Boys Can Do.. you got that right :)

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  32. Jared Russell5:33 AM

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  34. Anonymous1:30 PM

    it's a dirty job and dad has to do it is one of the topics. thanks if johnpratt@ecologyfund.net wins and have a blessed day.

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  35. I thought the Girls Can Do Anything Boys Can Do article was very interesting!

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