Make Room for Daddy

After years of coaching men how to be good fathers, Armin Brott argues that Dad still gets no respect

When Armin Brott's first child, Tirzah, was very young, someone asked her what her father did. She answered without hesitation: "He washes the dishes." Brott, 40, an athletic ex-Marine and the Berkeley, Calif., author of a series of hugely popular books on fatherhood, didn't set out to be the superdad's superdad. When Tirzah was born eight years ago, he was working as a contract negotiator for a shipping company and thought business was his calling. But he found himself taking more time off and, over his employer's objections, bringing his little girl to work on occasion. Then in 1992 he wrote...

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