Advice for New Dads by Daddy Doin’ Work
Doyin from the popular blog Daddy Doin’ Work recently responded to a common question from his readers: What advice do you have for new dads? The result is 10 thoughtful tips that you’ll want to share with any new dads and dads-to-be that you know…and maybe some moms, too! We’ll kick things off with Doyin’s first piece of advice. Click on through to read the rest of his suggestions! ~Ellie
#1 – Be there when your wife/girlfriend gives birth: And when I say “be there,” I don’t mean being in the hospital’s waiting room. I mean, being there in the delivery room with your lady as she brings a baby into the world. This should be a no-brainer, but I keep hearing about dudes who are “grossed out” by the whole experience. Fair enough. I’ll be real with you here – nothing is beautiful about the act of childbirth. With bodily fluids and other things flowing everywhere it was probably one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime. However (yes, there’s a however), my wife never would’ve known that. The day your child is born is never about you and your feelings. It’s about your wife/girlfriend and baby, period. Be present, don’t give her any advice, let her curse you out (if that’s how she rolls), and do whatever she asks of you without complaint.
ABOUT DOYIN: Doyin is a daddy, husband, author, and blogger at Daddy Doin’ Work committed to celebrating and creating a world of great fathers. His first book, titled Daddy Doin’ Work: Empowering Mothers To Evolve Fatherhood, is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more fine retailers. Be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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