Aug 13, 2019
How do you prepare to be a first-time parent? Taking on the role of raising a human being is pretty daunting. Developmental psychologists preach a multitude of different parenting approaches, there are tons of gadgets and gear out there, podcasts to listen to, advice columns to read, support groups to join — there’s so much out there to guide moms, dads and all parental figures in raising their children. But most of the time, it’s all geared towards sighted parents. In what ways can the world of parenting can be more accessible to parents with disabilities? What does it take to break down the gender-norms associated with parenthood and make space for dads? Will and I posed these questions to our guest — who you might already recognize from his Twitter account @BlindDad_Uk. Amit Patel joins Will and I from London for our third episode, “How This Blind Dad Prepared Himself for Fatherhood” where we tackle ableist stereotypes, potty-training, asking for help, dad-shaming, and get the scoop on Amit’s must-have “dad gear”.