Asking for Help
Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: Communicating what you need is critical, and communicating that with one’s partner is a bit of an art. It’s hard to ask for help, but you have to learn to do that as a mom. I’ve learned to keep a positive attitude, and when I ask my husband for help, I try to do it gently, but directly. We girls say a lot of things, but sometimes with men, it’s better to be direct and to the point.
It also helps to be supportive of my husband. I like to say, “You’re great at this, can you help me? I think sometimes husbands get scared, and that’s when they escape to watch TV. You have to involve them and make them feel good about helping.