Easing into fatherhood has been challenging.
I never had experience with younger siblings or babies of any kind until I had our own.
Many of our friends were the opposite, as a lot had diapers to change at a young age when their siblings were infants. My wife spent numerous years in private school as well as school babysitting, so she had some experience as well. I took a few fatherhood as well as parenting classes at the community center, even though I was still afraid that I wouldn’t be a great parent. But once the day finally came as well as our wife 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 our kids are between the ages of 8 as well as 15, but it hasn’t gotten any easier raising them. If I had to be honest, it’s a lot harder when they’re youngsters. They quit listening to what you tell them as well as they constantly question your authority in a way that a young child doesn’t. Sure, kids of all ages can be unruly, but it’s odd when their brains have barely developed. As youngsters they’re getting to a point where they guess they guess everything. Mine were constantly increasing the temperature on our Heating, Ventilation plus A/C temperature control despite our orders to leave it alone. After the eighth time I caught a single of them increasing the air conditioning temperature control, I put a lock box on it. I wish it didn’t have to come to this, especially because it means our wife as well as I have to use a key whenever all of us want to change the temperature in the house. But if our kids won’t leave the temperature control alone otherwise, I’m not sure all of us have a choice.