New Traditional Dad Announces New Web Presence
Newtraditionaldad.com is a web magazine, online community, and weekly radio experience for dads and parents alike who desire to be the best parents that they can be. Through combining insights and perspectives from real dads/parents with unique research and experience-driven articles, New Traditional Dad provides the information and connection points that all parents need with an unapologetic sense of humor.
Since the launch several months ago, hundreds of dads have started conversing on everything from parenting basics to relationship struggles within complicated mixed family dynamics. In one particular instance, a group of dads started talking about how to talk to their kids about peer pressures at school and the demands of extracurricular activities on their “stretched thin lives.” Andrus remarks, "We literally had an Executive Vice-President, a Retail Manager, a General Contractor, and a Christian Pastor chatting about how to give our kids strength to follow their own voice, and strategies to become better organizers of their daily lives. Meanwhile, there were six or seven dads and a mom in a separate thread debating which character of the children’s show, Yo Gabba Gabba would win in a wrestling match."
While there are an abundance of websites for moms, relevant websites from a dad’s perspective are few. As more and more of America’s 64 million dads take a more proactive role in parenting, and more dads choose to stay at home (some estimate 159,000 stay-at-home-dads), websites like Newtraditionaldad.com fulfill an important niche.
"Psychology Today calls it ‘A Reinvented Dad’ What it means to be a dad today has changed – in a great many ways, we are creating new expectations and roles as we go. A great many fathers have already thanked me for giving them a voice. They thought they were alone in this parenting journey, but it turns out there’s a growing population of proactive dads who face the same issues and who want to move beyond previous stereotypes in a positive way," Andrus said.
Notable to Newtraditionaldad.com is its approach to meeting the needs of today’s parents via an online presence coupled with the weekly New Traditional Dad talk radio.
Michael W. Andrus