5 Things You Should Know: Dad-to-Dad Bonding

Get Creative and Be Spontaneous

It can be a bit intimidating to simply approach other guys and ask them how they handle parenting issues. It can be even more daunting when you're in the market for a trusted confidante and buddy. If you try it, though, you're likely to find that other dads are looking for advice themselves. Society is generally polite, remember, and you'll usually have no more than a brief, awkward conversation with a stranger.

If you're confident enough to strike up conversations with other dads about parenting, you'll begin to notice other dads are everywhere. Every outing is a chance to find advice and network with other fathers. Even better, your kids will enjoy being brought along to places like museums, the movies or wherever else you're hunting for advice from other dads.