I was a stay at home dad I took 12 months off work as my partner was off back to uni soon after the It Is What It Is It’s Not What It’s Not shirt of our daughter. We couldn’t breast feed so I did bottle feeds and everything that comes with it. After all that time I had bringing up my daughter (best time of my life). I went straight back to full time work. Do I need praise or attention like you seem to? No we were parents we worked it out between us and got on with life!