Congrats, you’re going to be a father. It’s definitely a huge, life changing event. If you haven’t yet realized, changes are going to come. But that’s nothing to be afraid of. Although, new responsibilities are at hand and you do have to care for a new life, it’s an exciting time.
Fatherhood brings about newfound accountability-a sense of responsibility for a new life is nothing to be taken lightly. Things do change. As a matter of fact, the transition can be a tough period, both emotionally and physically. Caring for a new life can takes it toll. It may be hard to realize just how much your life changes when you’ve got a child to care for.
Fatherhood is a huge event. It changes you. The life you knew before won’t be the same.
Obviously, this brings up some tensions coupled with a good deal of anxiety and apprehension. When a huge, life changing event such as becoming a new dad is at hand, some people tend to panic, others become distraught and frustrated. But the good news is that these reactions are normal. It’s a very natural reaction.
It can be a difficult time in fact, but confronting the common fears that new dads and dads to be are facing can be quite helpful.
Some widespread fears that tend to plague new fathers and fathers to be include, money, health and life changes.
A somewhat chief problem or issue that tends to come about when a new baby is being brought into the home is money. Pocketbooks do get tighter with a new child. Most new parents will probably spend at least $10,000 in the first year alone.
A young child needs diapers, special food, medical attention, clothes, toys, and the list goes on. It’s not exactly cheap to raise a child; but keep in mind too, that expenses can easily be reeled in. A budget needs to be made and stuck to. Of course, there will be some things that you have to give up, going out on the town, for instance, or getting new cars and gadgets may have to hold off. But remember too, that all a baby really needs is love.
Yet another topical worry or apprehension that many new fathers face concerns itself with health. Fathers and mothers are alike are worried about whether or not their child will born without any serious afflictions. A lot of things could go wrong. The question of what happens should your child suffer from an incurable disease or disorder is on every parent’s mind. The facts should, however be more than reassuring; the overwhelming majority of children around 97% are born without any significant health concerns whatsoever. The only thing a parent needs to concentrate on is how to give the best love and care to their child. Positive thoughts are essential.
Yet another apprehension that tends to distress all new fathers and fathers to be is the fear of being an inadequate or bad parent. It is, of course, a very common fear. Yet, the mere fact of being worried simply reinforces the reality that you will be a good father. Caring goes a long way.
When it comes to being a father just remember all you need is love.