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IMPORTANT: What EVERY new parent should know about this article

Parents. Young parents. Old(er!) parents. It’s the circle of life, and it goes on millions of times, in millions of places, all over the world, every day. And I’ve written this article about it.

Parents. Young parents. Old(er!) parents. It's the circle of life, and it goes on millions of times, in millions of places, all over the world, every day. And I've written this article about it.

This is big.

There are a lot of people who are preparing to think about beginning a family of their own very soon, or have recently done so. There are also well-meaning people, whose children are long since grown, who are in a unique position to help others who have recently begun a family. This article has 258 words.

This article is also thorough: for instance, how could I have added the correct word count up there if I just wrote it in one go? 

I couldn't. I. Could. Not.

There's no way I would have known exactly how many words I would eventually type. Nobody can do that. I had to go back. I had to read it over again.

This matters.

I did not write this article for myself. I don't have children. Or do I? It depends when you're reading this article, I guess.

This article is timeless. As is parenting.

If the website doesn't go down.

For the article part, I mean.

Your child is not an article.

This article is not a child.

But it is useful.

When the time comes to have little Jimmy, Jonny, Jodie, or Josephine (names are a fun topic for a different article!) make sure to have this nearby. Having the right information can prove invaluable. 

And I should know: I just wrote it.

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