One writer at, a parenting discussion website, recently explained seven misconceptions he had about being a father. Coming up in a traditional family, the writer, named “Cody,” expected things to go a certain way. But how things actually unfolded were surprising to him, he said.

“Becoming a father for the first time will bring surprises to every man,” he wrote. “The amount of time and dedication is far greater than I anticipated. And the amount of worry and stress that can be caused by one child alone has also been a surprise. But that’s parenting.”

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