Easing into fatherhood has been challenging.
- I never had experience with younger siblings or babies of any kind until I had my own.
Many of my friends were the opposite, as a lot had diapers to change at a young age when their siblings were infants. My spouse spent many years in high college as well as college babysitting, so she had some experience as well. I took a few fatherhood as well as parenting classes at the community center, but I was still afraid that I wouldn’t be a great parent. But once the day finally came as well as my spouse delivered our first son, things started to fall into venue. I became a lot more confident as time went on as well as I became used to caring for an infant. Nowadays my adolescents are between the ages of 8 as well as 15, however it hasn’t gotten any easier raising them. If I had to be honest, it’s a lot harder when they’re adolescents. They quit listening to what you tell them as well as they always question your authority in a way that a young child doesn’t. Sure, adolescents of all ages can be unruly, however it’s unusual when their brains have barely developed. As adolescents they’re getting to a point where they assume they assume everything. Mine were always decreasing the temperature on our Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C thermostat despite my orders to leave it alone. After the seventh time I caught 1 of them decreasing the cooling system thermostat, I put a lock box on it. I wish it didn’t have to come to this, especially because it means my spouse as well as I have to use a key whenever all of us want to change the temperature in the house. But if our adolescents won’t leave the thermostat alone otherwise, I’m not sure all of us have a choice.