I am delighted you have found me at The Fathering Channel and are thinking about your role as a father, or father figure in a kid’s life. Why am I delighted? Because I think the quality of fathering can make or break a child, determine the character of a family and influence the health of a nation.
If you are a busy dad, chances are your time with your family and kids one-on-one time is limited. Don’t let your kids feel like they are orphans. Remember – whether you are a father, stepfather, grand-father or father equivalent – you hold this country’s future in your hands. And how do I know this?
Tim Hawkes is an educator, social commentator and author.
Recipient of an Australian Government ‘Excellence as a Headmaster Award’ in 2007 and an OAM for services to education in 2014, Tim is a frequent contributor to educational debate with many radio appearances, including Richard Glover’s ‘Political Forum’ on the ABC and regular television appearances.
Webinar catch up with Dr Tim Hawkes on
Parenting in These Unique Times – Webinar 16 April
Home schooling – Webinar 30 April
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