Old Dad, New Dad
Lessons I've Learned by Matt Yerkovich
I wanted for a long time to have a child...
I’m nearly 40 years old and just this week, my wife and I welcomed to the world a new son. With that being said, I have certainly seen my days of babies and helping to raise little ones! With all of this experience, a certain arrogance developed about my extraordinary father abilities. After all, I am the oldest of five and practically raised my little sister. I have nieces and nephews. I have an incredible stepson, now 4, that I've raised since he was a young toddler. This is a wealth of child rearing knowledge, right?
Wrong! While I’m a new dad, I’m realizing that I'm also an old dad. I want to be around forever for my kids. The sad reality is I waited so long to get started, now I feel like I have to make up for lost time. Here is what I have learned so far!
1. Babies are Malleable
2. Cherish Your Wife
3. Bond with your Child Immediately
In the interest of brevity, I will keep this to just the three lessons above. Follow them, they will help you throughout fatherhood. Remember those early moments when you realized how important your life just became.
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Thanks Matt for the great fatherhood post.