Being a dad is exciting and sometimes overwhelming. While most men enjoy the benefits of fatherhood, we constantly feel the pressure of providing for and protecting our families. I remember how stressed out I was when I found out my wife was pregnant. I worried about money, education, and my ability to be a good father. Many dads share these concerns. In addition, dads must cope with the stresses of work, household chores, and social obligations. To make matters worse, we inundated with stories about school shootings, sexual predators, and violent crime. All of these things are enough to increased anyone’s stress levels.
They key to dealing with these stressful situations is to first understand them. In my experience as a father, I’ve discovered eight things that are constantly on dads’ minds.
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