15“I Worried That I Wouldn’t Be A Good Dad…”

Michael H. told us that he was worried that he wasn’t going to be a good father.

“I was really nervous that I wasn’t going to be a good dad. My own father was very tough on me and wasn’t very supportive. I vowed that I didn’t want to be the

type of father that he was, but I couldn’t help but worry that I was going to turn out like him. After all, we do tend to mimic our own parent’s parenting style."

"I worried that I would be a yeller, and that I was not going to relate to my son. My wife reassured me that I was going to be a great dad. Now, our son is 5 and he tells me on a daily basis that I am his best buddy. I still wonder if I am doing a good job, but when he says that I am his best buddy, I definitely get confirmation that I am being a good dad.”

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