How to be a Flourishing Dad
Dear Mums and Dads
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. There are many websites for Mums but very few for Dads.
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 be 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, successful and fulfilled life. She is not afraid to face challenges and is extremely tenacious.
My daughter loves children, spoils her nieces 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 parents would make the top book bestseller list.
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 the reason being, that there is so much information out there for Mums, but not enough for Dads.
This website will hopefully develop your Parenting Skills. Each week I will be writing new posts on Dads and other family-related issues. Links to authority sites to resources and information on Parenting Skills are for your perusal. My weekly post is varied on issues related to Dads being unemployed to How to look after a sick child.
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. Should a reader decide 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.
I write three weekly blogs related to family life. My weekly blog post is written with your interest in mind. You are very welcome to comment on any of my posts.
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 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?
You will never be a Perfect Dad, but You can become the Best Hands-on Dad