Don’t be too concerned if you don’t fall in love with your baby right away. Often, it takes time. Negative feelings are normal; they don’t prevent bonding from happening.
It’s normal to have mixed feelings about being pregnant, both for mothers and fathers. Having mixed feeligns doesn’t mean you’ll be a bad parent.
I don’t know if the world is really more dangerous now than it was 30 years ago. But I’m sure that it seems that way. Our children are surrounded by threats: hurricanes, terrorists, internet pedophiles, nuclear-armed dictators, global warming. In Cleveland, I know a mother who transferred her children to a new school because she’d been told [...]