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Being a great dad

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There’s no doubt that fathering has changed in recent years. Gone is the distant dad of the 1960’s and 70’s who saw his main job as keeping a roof over his family’s head and bread on the table. An occasional game in the backyard and dishing out the heavy discipline that mums couldn’t deal with was the extent of his involvement with his kids. Today, involvement in their kids’ lives is the mantra of most fathers. Most men want to be more than breadwinners, and want to share in as many aspects of parenting as practical. They want to know what’s going on in their kids’ lives and they want to be hands on.   In fact, many dads tell me that they want a better relationship with their children, particularly their sons, than they had with their own fathers.  Sadly, many men still don’t enjoy a close a relationship with th...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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