I have been toying with a website for Dads for some time now. Actually, I had all this information in my head since my first granddaughter was born almost twelve years ago. It had to take the birth of my fourth grandchild to start creating this website, particularly for new Dads.
I have three unique granddaughters and two protective grandsons. There are many websites for Mums but very few for websites Dads. It’s encouraging to see more websites for Dads have sprung up worldwide.
What I am sharing with you are my very own personal experiences and memories I have as a Dad. I also find it therapeutic as it gives me a chance to relive my experiences from childhood, adulthood and eventually parenthood.
I have a very supportive and caring wife whom I adore. I have three inspirational adult children. My two sons are great “Hands on Dads”, and to see them bond with their own children makes me a proud father and grandfather.
My wife and I took nurturing our children very seriously. The seeds have been sown and it has taken root firmly. Without my three children, our lives would not have been complete.
I have a very creative and inspirational daughter. She has had her fair share of ups and downs in life, but her courage and resilience have pulled her through. She lives a very happy and fulfilled life with a very supportive husband. She is not afraid to face challenges and is extremely tenacious.
My daughter loves children, she spoils her nieces and nephews rotten. Ironically she has worked as an au pair and a governess for the wealthy in Paris, Madrid, Milan, and Moscow. Her stories and experiences with mega-rich kids and domineering parents would make the top book bestseller list on Amazon.
My adult children live in different parts of the world. As much I wanted them a bit nearer to us, it was not my decision to make. However, I have given them the necessary tools to face life’s challenges. I have designed this website, especially for Dads, because there is so much information out there for Mums, but not enough for Dads.
This website will hopefully develop your Parenting Skills as Dad. Each week I will be writing new posts about Dads and other family-related issues. I have included links to authority sites for resources and information on child development.
I am an Affiliate member of Amazon, I promote Bjorn Baby Carriers and the Taga Bike Stroller. I write reviews on various household products, some I have tried and tested. If a reader decides to purchase the product from my website, I will earn a small commission from the sale.
My archived post is focused on parenthood, marriage, teenagers, family life, aimed specifically at Dads who need emotional support. I take you on a memorable journey celebrating parenthood and connect you to your own childhood experiences.
How to be a Supportive Partner
Remember this is a platform where You can voice your opinions about parenting, please share your Parental experiences, Your Concerns, Your Hopes, Your Fears of being involved as a Flourishing Dad.
Every baby should come with an instruction manual if only it was that easy. I can honestly say it was through trial and error, that I developed the necessary parenting skills.
I look back now and wonder how my wife and I managed on our own as we were miles away from our own family. We coped by supporting each other through the ups and downs of parenthood and have grown into nurturing, loving and supportive parents.
Being a Father has been the best thing that ever happened to me. I have developed coping skills, organizational skills listening skills, communication skills and I have my children to thank for that.
A Message for New Dads!
There is no need for fear and anxiety as there are so much information and support available. A good tip is to Educate Yourself on How to Master the art of becoming a Dad. Read my blog First Time Dads. It has loads of useful information
I repeat don’t be too hard on Yourself when you feel overwhelmed with parental responsibilities you are learning along the way. It helps to join a Dad support group. Start one if there is not any in your area. I promise you, that Your Parenting Skills will improve each day and you will love being a Dad.
Each day will be a new and exciting one as your baby grows from a little bundle of joy to a massive hulk with high levels of testosterone!! or a screaming banshee who spends hours in front of the mirror shouting, ” I hate myself”.
You will experience a coaster ride of ups and downs on your journey, which will shape you into becoming a Father. When they grow into teens you want to murder them (figuratively speaking).
Just love them unconditionally, have a listening ear, be less judgemental and support them one hundred percent when life throws them a curve ball.
It’s what we do best as Parents and to see them grow into flourishing Sons and Daughters should be our ultimate goal. After all isn’t that why we wanted them in our lives?