I would rename this post, “The Essence of Parenthood.” It applies to both Dads and Moms of the world. This is one of the best articles I’ve read on the subject of parenthood. I wish I had read this when I first became a parent. This article is “spot on.”
The Essence of Fatherhood: 6 Simple Lessons
By Leo Babauta
I’ve been a father for more than 21 years, and have 6 kids altogether, and have loved every messy minute of it.
And now I have a young brother who’s becoming a father this month, and is deeply scared by the prospect of fatherhood. He’s not sure if he’ll do a good job, worried he’ll fail.
I can tell him this: being a father is the scariest thing I’ve known in my life. All of a sudden, I was 19 and in charge of a fragile human life, so precious and dear but so flickering and easily put out. And I was completely unprepared — no class in school taught me what to do, and I had very few life lessons by that time.
It was the most terrifying experience ever. And it’s been the most rewarding thing I’ve ever…
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