If you are reading this, you are a man between the ages of 18 and 25 that’s going to be a father. In this guide, I will elaborate on three tips that are useful for getting a young father. Spend as much time as possible be focusing on your future, and constantly become independent.
Your loved ones and friends become when you are a man about to be a father, and they might say words. You want to block out the negativity and take in all the positivity. Think about how you are about to have a mini you, how you can teach your child so many things, and how you get to watch them grow into their personalities. Your number one goal is spending as much time as possible with your child. One of my favorite sayings is « you get out, what you put in. » With a child, you get out a thousand times what you put in. Wake up together in the morning, teach them how crawl, sing songs, catch them when they fall. It’s the things that matter and spending some time with your child gains you as much as it does them.
The day I told my mom that my girlfriend was pregnant, she said something to me that I will never forget, « if you are going to make grown-up decisions, then it’s time for you to be a grown-up. » This meant no financial help from my mom, and I had. Do not get a job even though it might make you the money while your child is small. Find a job no more than 30 hours about 3 to 5 days each week, working. Start doing unwanted jobs, if you find yourself short on cash. I was blown away when I found out I could make one hundred dollars. Let people know that you are prepared to work jobs that are small and need money. You’ll be surprised when you see how many individuals will say they’ll cover you.
In the Past two years of being a dad, I have been, broke, depressed and have hit rock bottom over a few times. What has kept me going is constantly telling myself « this is only my current situation. » As a father, I can only expect that you want to better your life just as much as your child’s. Do whatever you have to do to make it happen, whether it is currently going to college, learning a trade, or perhaps playing a sport. If it’s likely to benefit your future, then you’ve got to make it happen for you and your family’s sake. One thing I have learned is that your child will be happy if you are happy and can provide food and shelter.