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29 Universal Rules for New Dads, which can change their lives*

When I became a father three months ago I’d known a couple things about parenting. At the same time, I did not know a million of other things. As you can see the ratio was not very favorable. I bet it has improved a little in the last 3 months though. Enough to start bragging about how knowledgeable father I already am. Obviously not in front of moms. In such confrontation I would be knocked-out in the first round. But in front of would-be fathers or brand new dads… Why not? Even if the parenthood universe is infinite, I feel like I am some light years farther in this journey than I was on the Big Bang day.

20161217Then it occured to me, that I know some other experienced dads, who would probably feel the same, ready to share their wisdom with greenhorns, who have just earned a privilege to call themselves fathers. And this is how the idea of Universal Rules for New Dads was conceived. I asked a few mates from various countries, such as France, Netherlands, Romania, Italy and Poland, to answer the question: what is the best piece of advice you would share with a new father? The number and variety of responses amazed me. Here is the selection of best suggestions and thoughts, in my personal opinion.

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I am leaving

This is it. I have decided. I am leaving home 12 December.

I have been planning this for some time already but only recently I finally realized, I am really going to do it. It was not an easy decision. But I have my reasons, and there is no way I will change my mind. Am I cruel? Well, I am sure my family will be fine, I simply cannot be with them.

My mother got worried. I just received a message that she is coming all the way from Warsaw 20161123-17to Cracow to be with Natalia and Tosia. She does not want them to be alone in this difficult time.

I need to face the fact I will soon turn back for the last time before I close the door behind me. I am looking now at my large grey suitcase, which will soon be full of various stuff. What shall I bring with me and what should stay? It is a silent Saturday evening in our apartment and I can closely look around and contemplate the environment I will eventually leave behind me.

Indeed, I am leaving my home, Natalia and Tosia.

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