Fathers are supposed to know how to put a crib together. How to get mom and the baby home safely from the hospital. How to deal with the crying, the screaming (and that’s just from mom!), and all of the sleepless nights. They’re supposed to know how to reassure us, how to take care of us, how to make everything…right.
But how does he know?
Moms have books and blogs and girlfriends to talk about their swollen ankles and breastfeeding with. Who can dads talk with about their new lives, new responsibilities, and the spit up on their shirts? I asked real dads what advice they would give to new fathers–after all, they’ve been in their shoes. With their combined years (or in some cases, months) of experience, they’re the best ones to tell a guy how to be the best dad he can be.
Their answers were revealing, touching, and heartfelt. They shared their very best, so that new fathers would have a guide to show them how to be great dads.
I’m proud to share their wise words with you, and to wish them all a very Happy Father’s Day.
Happy Father’s Day! Celebrate great dads–because they do exist.
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