Being a father is unquestionably the most important event in a person’s life. A man becomes a father the moment he finds out that he has a baby coming into the world. Fatherhood is the best thing that you will ever do. It isn’t always easy, it isn’t always fun, and it will force you to think differently about almost everything in your life.

All of this is especially true for young fathers. Many young fathers have barely crossed into adulthood and are still finding their place in the world. Adding the massive responsibility of a human life that is dependent upon them can be overwhelming.

Take a deep breath. You can do it. All you need is a combination of three things to become the best father that your child could ever have.

Patience

To a parent, patience is the ability to suppress frustration. Children will test your patience, and you will lose your cool multiple times during their childhood. But, patience is also the ability to admit when you are wrong and learn from your mistakes. You cannot expect perfection from yourself, and no one else has the right to either. But you can always try to be fair-minded and reasonable in all of your fatherly dealings.

From your patience their love of learning will grow. From your patience they will learn forgiveness. Your patience will instill confidence and self worth in your children. Patience is so important because it sends a very important message to your children; you are worth my time and effort. This knowledge is critical to their self esteem.

Protection

No matter how old you are it is your responsibility to protect your family from all dangers. Your children need to be secure that you will protect them in any situation. This security brings comfort and creates a relaxed home environment.

Part of protection means protecting your family from all threats. Securing your home is essential to ensure that your child has a secure home. All points of entry/exit should be secured as tightly as possible. For extra security install heavy duty glass front doors so that you have a good view of potential threats.

Love

Love is the most important foundation that you can construct within your child. All good things come from love. Love takes a different identity when you become a father. When you hold your baby for the first time you feel love in a way that you never have before. It is your responsibility, as a parent, to nurture their love and to help it grow.

This love is what drives you to sacrifice for your child. It is what gives you the courage to do what you need to do for their good. One of the most important things that you must do for your child is give them love unconditionally. It is your responsibility to eliminate things from your life that may get in the way of this.

Having a child is the defining moment in a man’s life. Everything changes once you find out that you are going to be a father. Raising a child in this world can be very difficult. You must find ways to nurture, protect, and support them through all of life’s challenges.

In order to meet your child’s needs you must be patient, provide protection, and give love. These three ideas are a way to simplify the complicated job of being a father. If you can provide these three things more often than not, then you will have done your job as a father.