First of all, congratulations! Finding out you’re going to be a dad for the first time is a life-defining moment. And even if you’re super-pumped, chances are you’re a little freaked out, right?
As the big day approaches, it’s pretty common to feel stressed, anxious and fearful about the changes about to happen in your life. And it’s normal to experience a mixture of emotions, from pure joy to outright terror!
Becoming a dad triggers the “provider” mindset and makes you question your readiness to welcome a baby into the world. However, remember, this fear is born out of love - not out of self-interest - which is already an indication of what kind of a dad you’re going to be.
Newborns come into the world ready to connect with both their parents, and as a dad you’re going to have a huge impact on your child’s life.
Dads who are involved, nurturing, and playful with their babies have children with higher IQs and better language and thinking skills, compared to children with less involved dads. A father’s involvement is also associated with fewer behavioral problems at school and more career success.
So new dad, all you have to do is to love her and to take care of her, and the rest will fall into place. You’ve got this.
Happy Father’s Day to all new (and veteran) dads out there!
Source: whattoexpect.com, boredpanda.com, menshealth.au.com, areyouawellbeing.texashealth.org, fatherly.com, webmd.com, mayoclinic.org, huffingtonpost.ca, thebump.com, healthline.com, raisingchildren.net.au
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