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5 Things To Do Before Becoming A Father

Becoming a father can make you feel proud but the responsibility of your life doesn't end there. In fact, it starts from there. You might need to make certain changes to your life and lifestyle the moment you plan for kids.

From making small sacrifices to start focusing on health, you might need to do so many things to call yourself a good father.

So, let us discuss a few such things here.

Plan Your Finances
Raising kids requires lots of resources. It is therefore better to plan pregnancy when you are financially well off. Both medical and educational expenses today are skyrocketing. To provide a secure and a happy life to your children, you may need to settle down well in life.

Maintain Healthy Lifestyle
Unless you are healthy, your sperm won't be healthy. Make sure you workout regularly at least before you plan pregnancy. Visit a doctor and go for a routine checkup to know about your current health status.

Quit Smoking And Drinking
Smoking and other band habits damage your health, sperm and even your DNA. Enjoy your parties after a few years and do that sacrifice for your kids now.

Change Your Behaviour
When you raise kids, you may need to show your good side and hide your bad side in order to avoid spoiling your kids. Control your temper, develop patience and try to be sober in front of your kids. They look up to you.

Be An Example
Lead by example and watch your thoughts, words and deeds. Your kids try to imitate you. Therefore, be a great father and before that, be a good human being.

Story first published: Friday, July 1, 2016, 7:15 [IST]
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