Best Apps for Dads? You Asked for ‘Em, We Delivered!

Some of you already know about our first iPhone/iPad app, “Mr. Dad on Pregnancy,” which is based on my best-selling book, The Expectant Father.

By popular demand, we created two new apps: Mr. Dad on Babies based on (The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year), and Mr. Dad on Military Dads, based on The Military Father: A Hands-on Guide for Deployed Dads. And don’t worry, more apps based on other books in The New Father series, are in the works.

Oh, and did I mention that they’re all free? Here’s how to get ‘em:

Mr. Dad on Pregnancy: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr.-dad-on-pregnancy/id597625678?ls=1&mt=8
Mr. Dad on Babies: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr.-dad-on-babies/id634443537?ls=1&mt=8
Mr. Dad on Military Dads: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr.-dad-on-military-dads/id646520766?ls=1&mt=8

Mr. Dad on Pregnancy unlocks the power of Armin Brott’s best-selling book “The Expectant Father” in an addictive new game format.

With over 400 facts from his book, the Mr. Dad on Pregnancy app delivers the information you need to know in a fun, new way. Soon-to-be dads everywhere are saying that the app is their secret weapon to demystifying pregnancy in a way that’s “actually fun.”

The head-to-head game lets you challenge your partner for bragging rights, play other friends experiencing a pregnancy, or go up against Mr. Dad himself.

Facts are presented in a trivia fashion with each question containing a “drill-down” that provides important tips and facts to help you through the mysterious experience of pregnancy.

Here are the features that expecting dads are pumped about:

• Impress your partner! Show your partner you care about the pregnancy by beating her in a game
• Earn points by beating the timer and getting the question correct
• Questions become more difficult and the stakes get higher as you make your way through rounds
• Want to REALLY remember a fact? Easily email it to yourself, your partner, or share it via Facebook and Twitter directly from the app!
• Start a game instantly by playing against Mr. Dad
• You will get better! Players rapidly increase their knowledge after just a couple games.

Armin Brott is America’s Most-Trusted Dad. He’s the author of eight bestselling books on fatherhood. He has written for dozens of major publications, including Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, Parenting Magazine, and Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Today, Fox News, and Politically Incorrect. For more than a decade, Armin has been giving men just like you the tools, resources, and practical strategies to be the fathers they want to be—and their family needs them to be.

Follow Mr. Dad on twitter @MrDad, subscribe to his award-winning blog at mrdad.com and get great updates at Facebook.com/mrdad.

Mr. Dad on Babies turns Armin Brott’s book “The New Father” into an awesome learning game. The game provides new dads with everything they need to know about their new baby and the impact on mom.

With over 400 facts from his book, the Mr. Dad on Babies app delivers the information you need to know in a fun, new way. Dads everywhere are saying that the app is their secret weapon to demystifying fatherhood in a way that’s “actually fun.”

The head-to-head game lets you challenge your partner for bragging rights, play other friends with new kids, or go up against Mr. Dad himself.

Facts are presented in a trivia fashion with each question containing a “drill-down” that provides important tips and facts to help you through the mysterious experience of fatherhood.

Here are the features that expecting dads are pumped about:

• Impress your partner! Show your partner you care about the family by beating her in a game
• Earn points by beating the timer and getting the question correct
• Questions become more difficult and the stakes get higher as you make your way through rounds
• Want to REALLY remember a fact? Easily email it to yourself, your partner, or share it via Facebook and Twitter directly from the app!
• Start a game instantly by playing against Mr. Dad
• You will get better! Players rapidly increase their knowledge after just a couple games.

Armin Brott is America’s Most-Trusted Dad. He’s the author of eight bestselling books on fatherhood. He has written for dozens of major publications, including Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, Parenting Magazine, and Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Today, Fox News, and Politically Incorrect. For more than a decade, Armin has been giving men just like you the tools, resources, and practical strategies to be the fathers they want to be—and their family needs them to be.

Follow Mr. Dad on twitter @MrDad, subscribe to his award-winning blog at mrdad.com and get great updates at Facebook.com/mrdad.

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Mr. Dad on Military Dads turns Armin Brott’s book “The Military Father” into an awesome learning game. The game provides deployed dads with everything they need to know to stay (or become) involved with and connected to their family regardless of the distance that separates them.

With over 400 facts from his book, the Mr. Dad on Military Dads app delivers the information you need to know in a fun, new way. Military dads everywhere are saying that the app is their secret weapon to learning to be a great Dad in a way that’s “actually fun.”

The head-to-head game lets you challenge your partner for bragging rights, play other Military Dads, or go up against Mr. Dad himself.

Facts are presented in a trivia fashion with each question containing a “drill-down” that provides important tips and facts to help you through the mysterious experience of pregnancy.

Here are the features that expecting dads are pumped about:

• Impress your partner! Show your partner you care about the family by beating her in a game
• Earn points by beating the timer and getting the question correct
• Questions become more difficult and the stakes get higher as you make your way through rounds
• Want to REALLY remember a fact? Easily email it to yourself, your partner, or share it via Facebook and Twitter directly from the app!
• Start a game instantly by playing against Mr. Dad
• You will get better! Players rapidly increase their knowledge after just a couple games.

Armin Brott is America’s Most-Trusted Dad. He’s the author of eight bestselling books on fatherhood. He has written for dozens of major publications, including Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, Parenting Magazine, and Sports Illustrated, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including Today, Fox News, and Politically Incorrect. For more than a decade, Armin has been giving men just like you the tools, resources, and practical strategies to be the fathers they want to be—and their family needs them to be.

Follow Mr. Dad on twitter @MrDad, subscribe to his award-winning blog at mrdad.com and get great updates at Facebook.com/mrdad.

www.mrdad.com

The Military Father is published by Abbeville Press.
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Mr. Dad on Military Dads is brought to you by sxtyscnds’ inc., makers of social, “snackable” games aimed at knowledge discovery and learning!

Toolbox for New Dads DVD: Because Babies Don’t Come with Instructions

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toolbox for new dads dvd: brottExpectant dads! New dads! Watch as Armin Brott, America’s leading expert on fathers and families, brings you the essential tools you need to get involved, stay involved, and build a close relationship with your baby. This unique DVD provides strategies, advice, insights, and practical tips on everything you’re likely to encounter along the way.

Topics include:

  • First baby? What you need to know about feeding. Crying. Sleeping. Diapers.
  • And, yes, your critical role in breastfeeding.
  • Making sense of your changing emotions and unexpected anxieties and fears.
  • Helping your partner (and yourself!) through post-partum depression.
  • Your changing sex life.
  • How your baby will affect your relationship with your partner—and keeping that relationship healthy.
  • Juggling your work and family roles.
  • Special concerns of older first-time dads.

Get answers to important questions like:

Q:  What do babies do?

Q:  Why do babies cry and how can I get mine to stop?

Q:  What activities are safe to do with newborns?

Q:  The diaper decision: Which are better, cloth or disposables?

Q:  Why is breastfeeding so good for babies?

Q:  What kind of role can a dad play in breastfeeding?

Q:  How are my relationships with my friends and family (including my wife) going to change?

Q:  How will new fatherhood affect your life?

Q:  Is it safe for us to have our baby sleep in our bed?

The New Father audiobook

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the new father audiobook: brottHow can you become an effective, involved father when you see your baby only briefly after work? What is the best way to start saving for your child’s college education? The answers to these questions and hundreds more are found on the pages of this easy-to-follow, information-packed volume. Author Armin Brott devotes a chapter to each moth of the first year. In each chapter he charts the physical, intellectual, verbal, and emotional changes the child is going through, and examines the emotional and psychological development the father may experience. He also covers such general parenting issues as coping with crying, finding quality child care, and understanding changes in the relationship with one’s partner.

This audiobook edition features the latest research on many topics, from what’s going on at the hospital right after childbirth to what a dad can do when his partner is having trouble breastfeeding, to advice for dads in the military and others who are separated from their kids. More information on preemies, twins, and triplets has been added, along with advice for divorced and renewed dads. The resources section and bibliography are considerably expanded.

The Expectant Father audiobook

Expectant Father audiobook

Expectant Father audiobookThis indispensable book explores the emotional, financial, and even physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partners pregnancy. Written in an easy-to-absorb format and filled with sound advice and practical tips for men on such topics as how to make sense of your conflicting emotions, how pregnancy affects your sex life, and how to start a college fund, this volume reassures, commiserates, and informs. It also incorporates the wisdom of top experts in the field, from obstetricians and birth-class instructors to psychologists and sociologists.

This audiobook edition features the latest research on many topics, from the reasons for premature birth to nutritional supplements. The finances section has been updated; advice for expectant adoptive fathers has been added throughout; information for fathers expecting twins and other multiples is included; and the resources section and bibliography have been considerably expanded.

The Military Father: A Hands-on Guide for Deployed Dads

The Military Father

Fathers today play a greater role with their families and children than ever before. However, military dads and dads-to-be are often separated from their families for extended periods of time. Unfortunately, there are very few resources for military (and deployed civilian) fathers, who are looking for guidance on how to be in close touch with their families back home. THE MILITARY FATHER, written by the country’s leading authority on fatherhood, will fill that gap, providing deployed dads with everything they need to know to stay (or become) involved with and connected to their family regardless of the distance that separates them.

Part I of this essential sourcebook covers pre-deployment and explores the profound effect a dad’s absence will have on his spouse, his children, and himself. It also provides extensive pre-deployment checklists and detailed tips aimed at preparing the dad and his family for separation and long-distance communication. Part II, During Deployment, explains how to stay involved and connected when you’re far away, and includes specific strategies and activities designed to help dads and their family remain close across time and distance. Part III, Coming Home, offers advice on post-deployment times from preparing to come home and surmounting the challenges of returning to military or civilian life. In addition, the book includes a chapter on how dads can support a spouse when she’s the one being deployed, and a comprehensive listing of resources available to soldiers and their families.

Flavored with the author’s trademark wit, warmth, and intelligence, this guide combines a wealth of knowledge from experts, scientific studies, and interviews with scores of military fathers and their families.

THE MILITARY FATHER includes cartoons that complement the text, solicited from deployed military or civilian fathers and family members, ranging from those on active duty to veterans.

Father for Life: A Journey of Joy, Challenge and Change

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The essential guide for every dad by the bestselling author of Expectant Father and the New Father series, FATHER FOR LIFE: A Journey of Joy, Challenge, and Change is the first book to look at the phases of fatherhood from the conception of a child through the grandfather years.

While there have been many books about child development and motherhood, precious little has been written about how fathers change and develop as parents or about how children influence their fathers’ development. Yet most fathers know that a man who’s just found out that his wife is expecting is a very different kind of man from the one he’ll be when he holds his newborn in his arms for the first time. And that same dad will have changed again–psychologically and emotionally–by the time his baby speaks for the first time. Fathers evolve and develop throughout every stage of their children’s lives–from the preschool and elementary school years through the tumultuous teens, young adulthood, middle age, grandfather years, and beyond. But no matter what the child’s age, a father is always a father.

In this ground-breaking book, Armin Brott presents the stages of fatherhood with the same thoroughness, accessibility, and humor that have made his critically acclaimed books the most popular fatherhood guides in the country. He offers a wealth of information and practical tips, incorporating the wisdom of experts, studies about parental development, and his own extensive interviews with hundreds of fathers. Because fatherhood is a progression, the chapters are organized chronologically and describe a father’s physical and emotional growth, how he influences a child at every age, and how a child impacts a father’s evolution in turn. Brott covers everything from such general issues as how to juggle work and family roles, how to affect the kind of person your child becomes, and when to encourage his individuality and independence, to specific topics such as how to get to know your baby, what to do if your teen uses drugs, and how to cope when adult children return home.

Illustrated throughout with New Yorker-style cartoons that underscore the universality of the joys and woes of parenting, FATHER FOR LIFE is brimming with insights and advice, and is an indispensable, lifelong guide, not only for every dad, but for every mom and child as well.