(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – Father’s Day is a special occasion that allows us to appreciate and recognize the invaluable role that fathers play in their children’s lives. It is a time to celebrate their guidance, love, and unwavering support. To commemorate this day, our fathers at Allianz Lanka have answered some common questions that new fathers have, providing guidance and insight into the great adventure and precious journey that is fatherhood!
How can I bond with my newborn baby?
Answered by Kasun Yatawara – Head of Marketing, – Father of one
Bonding with your newborn is a beautiful and ongoing process. Take the time to hold your baby, engage in gentle touch, and talk or sing to them. This helps create a strong connection and fosters a sense of security. Additionally, take an active role in caregiving tasks like feeding, changing diapers, and putting your little one to sleep. These moments of interaction are not only essential for your baby’s development but also for nurturing the special bond between father and child.
How do I balance work and family life?
Answered by Ranjan Pathmaranjan – Head of Customer Experience, – Father of two
Finding the right balance between work and family is a common challenge for many fathers. It’s important to prioritize quality time with your family and create boundaries between work and personal life. Communicate openly with your employer about your family responsibilities and explore flexible work options whenever possible. Remember, being present for your family and actively engaging in your child’s milestones and everyday moments are priceless.
How can I support my partner during the postpartum period?
Answered by Rienzie De Silva – Head of CSR & Sustainability, – Father of two
The postpartum period can be overwhelming for both mothers and fathers. One of the most significant ways you can support your partner is by offering emotional and practical assistance. Be attentive to her needs, encourage open communication, and validate her experiences. Help with household chores, provide a listening ear, and give her time to rest. Remember, your unwavering support and understanding are vital during this transition, allowing her to heal and adjust to the new responsibilities of motherhood.
What are the essential steps in securing my child’s future?
Answered by Thamara Kulatunga – Manager-Market Management, – Father of one
Planning for your child’s future is a long-term commitment. Start by prioritizing your child’s education and exploring education savings plans or investment options. Additionally, consider life insurance coverage to provide financial security for your family in case life takes an unfortunate turn. Protecting your child’s future is a meaningful way to demonstrate your love and commitment as a father.
As we celebrate Father’s Day, let us honour the sacrifices that fathers make each day in dedication and love for their children. From one precious father to another, remember that your role is invaluable, and you have the power to shape the lives of your children through your guidance and unconditional love. Allianz Lanka extends its warmest wishes to all fathers, thanking them for their unwavering commitment and reminding them that they are not alone on this remarkable journey of fatherhood.