Birth of a Father
Boot Camp for Dads
The Results? continued...
Regardless of such status, he says, "Once they are in the
door, there is very little difference as far as discussion. No matter who you
are, a diaper is a diaper."
Kaplan also is busy revising the curriculum so it translates
well into several cultures, including Asian American, African American, and
For instance, in the African-American community, the
grandmother is often a factor in the "the gatekeeper syndrome," he
says. The course will teach new dads how to deal with the grandmother and not
be shut out of infant care.
Boot Camp for New Dads sounds great to Yvonne Thornton, MD,
PhD, a senior perinatologist at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New
"What a good, valuable, and much needed idea," she