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Dad Guide E-Books
This is my first e-book and it is available for download in .pdf format. It is a compilation of a series of blog posts on the topic of sexual health and menstruation to help my fellow dads talk with their daughters and support them through puberty.
Sexual Health Education Books
I haven’t personally used What Makes a Baby with my daughters – yet. I do however have a number of friends in the sexual health education world who think it is fantastic and recommend it highly. I respect their knowledge and judgement and so I freely pass along their recommendation of this book as an option for you to consider reading with your kids.
The Bare Naked Book has been our starting point with all three girls. We read this book with them when they are around the age of two and it is a great book for teaching them all the correct names of their body parts, arms, legs, penises, vulvas/vaginas alike. It is the foundation for the rest of our conversations with our kids about sexual health.
We have read the first two books in this series by Robie Harris starting with It’s Not the Stork!: A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families and Friends and on to It’s So Amazing!: A Book about Eggs, Sperm, Birth, Babies, and Families. These three books are designed to be read to and with kids and for them to read on their own. Each is targeted to specific ages and all are excellent. Our oldest is nine and isn’t quite yet into puberty so we haven’t read the third one yet, but in the next couple of years depending on how things go, we will definitely be reading it together. I can’t say enough about these books and how helpful they have been to us in our conversation with our kids. In a few years we’ll be starting them all over again with our youngest who is 2 1/2.
I will be adding books here and my partner and I have found useful in our parenting journey. I don’t read or refer to many parenting books since I take more of a trial and error approach to parenting so this will be a short list once I compile it.
If you are thinking about starting a blog, here are some of the resources I rely on for DadGoesRound. I will be adding information about more tools here as time permits. I’m happy to answer any questions that you have in your blogging journey.
I rebuilt this blog in March of this year and I built it on the Studio Press Genesis Framework and am using a Studio Press theme for the design of the site. While I am still doing work to update old posts and adjust the look of the site, I am very happy with my decision to use Studio Press. I am able to make changes easily and get support when I need it, which is not infrequent since I know just about nothing about coding.
Social Warfare plugin for WordPress
I use this plugin to pre-set backend images and text for sharing of social platforms like Facebook and Pinterest, as well as embedded click to tweet links within my blog posts. It is a fantastic plugin.
Darren Prowse runs Problogger and he has fantastic tips and advice for anyone running or thinking of running a blog. I have been listening to his podcasts and I have now listened to over 100 of them. He provides actionable tips and advice in every one. I am regularly making tweaks and adjustments as a result of things I learn from him.