Important lessons for a new Daddy
Welcome to the amazing world of fatherhood, where an exciting journey full of enriching experiences
awaits you! We understand how overwhelming and intimidating your first steps into these unchartered
waters may seem & hope that the following points will help you with your preparations:
Teamwork is the way to go
Teamwork, in the years to follow, is going to be your strongest suit; but in the initial parenting phase, will
save you a lot of conflict. Caring for an infant is quite a formidable task and assisting your partner with
both household chores as well the baby, will be greatly appreciated. It may seem daunting at first, but
once you get the hang of it, two sets of hands will definitely be better than one.
Patience, truly is a virtue
Up until now, you’ve probably lived your life in a state of constant urgency, expecting things to happen at
the snap of your fingers! But what do you do when you’re little one is screaming their head off for no
apparent reason or constantly waking up in the middle of the night? In times like these, it is only your
dedication and an infinite amount of patience that will be your pillars of strength.
Staying calm & stress-free
Parenting is fraught with many unforeseen situations that can seem totally beyond your control. Added
to that, are stressful situations pertaining to your work, your finances or even the newly-changed
dynamics of your relationship with your partner. Understand that you are not expected to be in control of
every situation, every time. Figure out a way to handle the stress, in a way that works for you best. You
could take short reviving breaks periodically or go for a brisk walk alone; try and take a quick reviving nap
to combat sleep deprivation or even practise meditation to calm your mind.
Spending quality time with your better half
Oftentimes new parents, have a tendency to shift their complete and utter focus to their new baby.
While this is an admirable thing, it can seriously affect your relationship with your partner. Actively take
time out in a day for some quiet time with your spouse in order to help re-build intimacy, strengthen your
bond and ensure effective communication. This will also successfully provide a harmonious and nurturing
environment for your baby.
Focus on the big picture
Becoming a Daddy is going to seriously cut into your time. There might be a lot of things you may not find
the time to do anymore- Things that were almost routine to you. You will also begin to realise how much
time you had before and how very little time you have now! Prioritise. Ascertain activities that are really
important & consciously cut-out the irrelevant ones. Your time has just become incredibly precious-spend
it wisely. Always remember to focus on the big picture and don’t let little things bog you down.
Do not forget to celebrate
Above all, while fatherhood can seem frightening and exhausting- it will also be truly joyous and
rewarding. Don’t forget to celebrate the little things that make up this amazing journey. That first smile,
first step or first word, will make all the minor hardships totally worthwhile.