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!. Love your children and family members equally. Love them for their mistakes. 2. Suggestion is the art of teaching. 3. Dont be overly pissed off when you dont get your own way. In short soft but strong, firm but kind. A group of orphans were once traced to some nuns who brought them up in an oprhanage; despite the terrible poverty of the institution, the childrens often criminal backgrounds, and lack of parents they each became successful well rounded members of society as they grew up. When they found the nun they asked her what her secret was - all she said was 'all I did was love them'. (Also its a great advert for proving 'same sex' guardians can bring up normal children- nuns do it all the time in orphanages round the world). ...anyway, as a great man once said, all you need is love. Simple as.
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There's a lot of great advice here.
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I'd make a terrible father.
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I'd make a terrible father.

Well it takes courage and being a real man to admit it, and to act on the realization and wrap your magic stick before every use.
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Well it takes courage and being a real man to admit it, and to act on the realization and wrap your magic stick before every use.
I have read some convincing studies on the benefits of abstaining from producing offspring. Very interesting stuff. It's difficult to avoid mainly because we are animals, and have a primal urge to pop kids out. But the world is so overpopulated that it's no longer an issue of survival of the species. Obviously, it hasn't been for a long, long time.
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I have read some convincing studies on the benefits of abstaining from producing offspring. Very interesting stuff.

It's difficult to avoid mainly because we are animals, and have a primal urge to pop kids out. But the world is so overpopulated that it's no longer an issue of survival of the species. Obviously, it hasn't been for a long, long time.

It's not really an issue of choice for you, is it? I mean, I guess you can escape your asexual existence by playing imaginative games about getting laid on the internet, but in reality.....
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I have read some convincing studies on the benefits of abstaining from producing offspring. Very interesting stuff.

It's difficult to avoid mainly because we are animals, and have a primal urge to pop kids out. But the world is so overpopulated that it's no longer an issue of survival of the species. Obviously, it hasn't been for a long, long time.

That isn't necessarily true in Europe and even Canada. Both places are producing too few children to replenish the population. Obviously the slack is being picked up by India and China, but us whities are on the way out.
post #98 of 354
no matter how explosive and dominant your 8 year old son is on the basketball court, don't rub it in to the other dads.
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Wow - what a ride! ... and it's only the start of it all.

Please say hi to Sam and Leo



Another question for seasoned fathers out there: does this feeling of joy ever go away?
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Congrats Greg! Best wishes.
post #101 of 354
Wow! Congrats. Beautiful twins.

Tell your wife "omedetou!" Or, really, "Otsukaresama."
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congrats!
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Wow - what a ride! ... and it's only the start of it all.

Please say hi to Sam and Leo



Another question for seasoned fathers out there: does this feeling of joy ever go away?

Best wishes for their health and happiness! As for the joy, as long as you can make work joy and joy work, the answer is no ...
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Another question for seasoned fathers out there: does this feeling of joy ever go away?
I would say no. Congratulations! They are beautiful babies.
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Wow - what a ride! ... and it's only the start of it all.

Please say hi to Sam and Leo

Another question for seasoned fathers out there: does this feeling of joy ever go away?

Hee hee congrats!!!

I'm a year and a half in, and so far the joy has slowly faded into a drudgery snapped back into an ecstatic joy and then misery and terror to relief to joy and a warm comfort and so forth. It depends on the day and if anything, it's quite a ride.
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