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Rise of the ninja dad

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Historically, the term ‘ninja’ referred to trained spies, saboteurs and assassins. Dressed in black, they would hide in the shadows until the precise moment when they would drop from the ceiling, silently striking their victims with lethal force before vanishing without trace.   Similarly, babies, children and teenagers strike with lethal force, though they never vanish, are rarely silent and don’t drop from ceilings .... unless the child is very big or the ceiling is very low.   The principles of ‘ninja’ are acceptance, patience, humility, laughter and teamwork, and it is these attributes that Ninja Dad proposes to encourage in the reader. So put away your black pyjamas, beer and katana sword, and prepare to ... concentrate!   Past generations of Australian dads dealt with parenting using all sorts of creative strategies su...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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