#Dad6and11: A new series of conversations between a suburban dad and his primary school kids, 6 and 11.
“Tell your kids around the dinner table about how strong grown-ups face these troubles.”
“I hear “it is what it is” a lot, especially in my therapy work. Is it acceptance? Or resignation?”
“Witnessing modern two-party politics, I can’t help but think of two parents fighting bitterly while their kids are forgotten in the heat of battle.”
“Here we were at uni, still learning to read – situations, people, ourselves. We were upgrading our social and emotional instrument panels from child to adult grade.”
“As my 8 year-old son became a Cub, I stepped back to let two new adults and a pack of peers into his life. Nearly three years later, I’m just so glad I did.”
“Our kids see that Coles is so afraid to lose customers who don’t care about the world, that they are willing to lose customers who do.”
“By having the courage to get beyond a joke, she enlists emotion just so powerfully, and stands a very good chance of making better people of her audience.”
“While there are many other ways PND can present in men, the shame this dad feels about his anger can make getting help that much harder, and every bit of help he gets can help his whole family.”
The first 12 months of MDH in review – what a year!