Extracted from “www.ohmagazine.com.au September 2014 edition)” When fatherhood first descended upon me six years ago I had no idea what to expect. Sure, like many dads I had done all the antenatal classes and thought I was ready, but I could not have been more wrong! A baby may be small, but there is a lot to do and I was overwhelmed; the only way I could cope was to equate fatherhood to something that I was already in possession of intimate knowledge of… owning a car! Thus the Baby Owner’s Manual, and subsequent Toddler Owner’s Manual were born.
[WHO] Steve Bedwell media figure and mental-health advocate. WHAT] Using comedy to help the mentally unwell and to reduce stigma. HOW] An expanding international program called Stand Up for Mental Health.
HUMOUR is the best way to teach men to be fathers, according to Melbourne author Steve Bedwell. The Caulfield South dad has some unusual tips for budding fathers, including testing bath water temperature with your testicles, in his new book the Baby's Owner Manual Father's Edition.