So much to say, so I will say little. I have been blessed with 3 sons and a daughter and 3 grandsons. No owner's manual came with the Dad kit...learned alot on the job, along the way. I learned mostly things about myself I never wouldI see my oldest being a super Dad to his 3 son's and I feel good about the job I did when he was small.
My youngest son has his girlfriend's younger relatives living with them pretty much full time also. A good Dad in action is heartwarming. Have to say, I love it when I hear my parenting words come out of their mouths, just the way my Mom probably felt when her words came out of my mouth.
Every species has similar challenges - being good parents...not, of course, the ones that eat their young...but the more more humane ones take to their responsibility in a beautiful way.
Parenting in the Antarctic