Advice for new fathers

Songwriter and producer Desmond Child talks about the magical first moments of his children's lives
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Advice for new fathers

Being at the birth of my sons was one of the greatest, most moving moments of my life. It really defined me and my humanity. And I wouldn't have missed it for anything in this world. And I advise all fathers to attend the birth and be there when your precious one breathes their first breath. One of the most precious moments of my life was bottle-feeding my children and holding them. It was just such a beautiful bonding experience. And I think it's very important that both parents share in the feeding of the infant.

Songwriter and producer Desmond Child talks about the magical first moments of his children's lives


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Desmond Child

Songwriter & Producer

For nearly 4 decades, songwriter/producer Desmond Child has reigned as one of music’s most successful creative forces.  His list of accolades includes Grammy awards, 70 Top 50 singles, and songs that have sold over 300 million albums worldwide.  Child’s career has been highlighted by a stunning array of diversity from Bon Jovi and Aerosmith to Ricky Martin, Alice Cooper, KISS and Katy Perry.   Despite having worked for nearly 40 years as a writer, producer, and artist, Child remains energized and enthusiastic.  TWO: The Story of Roman and Nyro documents the 12-year journey of Desmond and his lifelong partner of 24 years, Curtis Shaw, and the extraordinary way they met and connected with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world.  From preconception through the boy’s first 10 years, TWO is the personal and powerful story of these unique individuals whose lives become inextricably woven together in magical and unexpected ways.  TWO is a testament to the universal power and ultimate triumph of love – that it is love that makes a family, affirming that modern families may be modern in their making, but timelessly human at their core.


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