After orienting 300,000+ rookie dads-to-be over 22 years in Daddy Boot Camp, with 50,000+ veterans assisting (the real experts on new dads - rookies who return with their 3-6 month old babies), reading The Female Brain and The Male Brain was amazing. It helped explain the core issues faced by new dads, did so without spinning the results in terms of gender neutrality (i.e., men bring nothing unique to the table as dads), and opened the door to us rational men "fixing the problems" experienced by so many moms (68% of stay at home moms are upset with dad over housework, which might have something to do with why 2/3rds of marriages suffer after Junior shows up).
Bottom line - if the oxytocin generated in new moms and dads by each other and their new baby in the draft profile below is remotely accurate, new dads should plan on being dumped by mom, and respond by getting hands on with his baby for oxytocin replacement therapy and to induce mom to fall in love with the new guy in her life whom her baby idolizes. Classic triangulation by dad. Question - Does any of this make sense and is the oxytocin profile in the ballpark of reality? BTW, we are launching Boot Camp for New Moms and they are fascinated with mommy brain info.
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