Sometimes it's hard to put into words how I feel about my sons. Though regular readers here have no doubt seen some of my humble attempts to do that in past blog posts. But this struggle has become even more pronounced as I watch my sons grow year after year and change in ways most … Continue reading As another year ends, two silver linings bring hope to one dad’s parenting journey
Parents, don’t succumb to a binary world of simplistic-thinking
Slightly more than a month ago, I wrote what I called a 'truth' letter to my sons. It's a letter I hope they will read one day when they're old enough to understand. And one I hope contains truths they too will embrace as their own some day. For like it or not, this isn't … Continue reading Parents, don’t succumb to a binary world of simplistic-thinking
Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 2)
Hey glad you’re back in this special Mother's Day stay home mom tribute! Last week, my guest writer Sarah left us with a cliff-hanger – the outcome of the first formal intervention her eldest boy had. Today, we continue from there with the rest of her testimony. (Also available in this podcast episode) "How long … Continue reading Ahead of Mother’s Day: One stay home mom and her special needs story (Part 2)
On World Children’s Day – How a poolside encounter reminded me what truly counts
On World Children's Day, let me share about a recent poolside encounter. A couple of weeks ago, I overheard an interesting conversation between a male who looked to be in his late 50's and a young boy about my son's age of 12. The exchange took place at a neighbourhood pool where I go for … Continue reading On World Children’s Day – How a poolside encounter reminded me what truly counts
Parenting Motivations #5 — Our first family cell phone agreement
Son, congratulations on owning your first cell phone! You’ve proven yourself mature and responsible enough for us to entrust you with this modern-day device. Given that you have a new cell phone in your hands now, courtesy of your mom and me, we obviously trust you to make good decisions. So why are we making … Continue reading Parenting Motivations #5 — Our first family cell phone agreement
Sports: How I came to play my least favourite game!
For the longest time, sports was never my thing; I would much rather sit down with a good book. Even now when I regularly swim, jog or brisk walk, I would still never call myself a sports enthusiast. I do those merely to stay in as pink a health as I can. For, unlike other … Continue reading Sports: How I came to play my least favourite game!
Clinging to childhood with legos and lightsabers!
"A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away...." These now-immortal words really need no introduction. Certainly for my first-born J, Star Wars: A New Hope, began for him an adventure and a love that's stayed for more than half his lifetime now (he turned 12 last month). Yes, he definitely has me to … Continue reading Clinging to childhood with legos and lightsabers!
How this stay-home-dad braved yet another first day of school.
Dear C In the blink of an eye, you've moved up another primary school level. Congrats!! And your school even made the distinction very clear this time by moving you to a totally different campus. So, not only must you adjust to a new class with new friends and teachers, you have to adjust to … Continue reading How this stay-home-dad braved yet another first day of school.
The truth about ugly parenting – Alternation
I'm not a good parent. In fact, I often display downright ugly parenting! Why? Because I'm prone to violence, even if nine out of ten times I never follow through with what I'm tempted to do. And as for that tenth time that I do follow through? Let's just say that after my son gets … Continue reading The truth about ugly parenting – Alternation
Life Hack Book Review #1 – On World Mental Health Day 2020
Today is World Mental Health Day and here's what I found out. According to WHO, one in four people in the world will at some point in their lives suffer from a mental or neurological disorder. Think about that for a sec. One. In. Four. So in places like the United Kingdom where gatherings involving … Continue reading Life Hack Book Review #1 – On World Mental Health Day 2020