[WiP] Being a Parent

I’ve wanted to write this since the birth of our first child. Now that we have welcomed our third and final child (factory is closed), I think it is time. I’m making it a work in progress page so I can add on as I remember things.

It’s never too early to start considering what kind of parent you want to be and what kind of behavior you want to encourage. Photo by nappy from Pexels

Don’t give uninvited advice to other parents

Decide your future

Read and consider

Find parents that you respect to ask advice

It won’t make sense

Your life is different

Your individual needs are important, kind of…

Frustrating motivation to change

You will get angry and do/say things you regret

Your priorities don’t matter any more

Be a bumper not an airbag

Experiment constantly and “hold” indefinitely

You can make them hate you

Technology today is meaningless for their tomorrow

Immortality

Holding a sleeping child

You get the children you get

Good parent vs Bad parent

You will become familiar with vomit and poo

Double up new hobbies

Duct Tape