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The Evolving Role of Fatherhood: A Journey of Love, Responsibility, and Growth
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The Evolving Role of Fatherhood: A Journey of Love, Responsibility, and Growth

Fatherhood, a timeless and universal experience, is as varied as the fathers who embrace it. While the essence of fatherhood remains rooted in love, protection, and guidance, its expression has evolved dramatically over generations. Today’s fathers are navigating a landscape where traditional expectations intersect with modern challenges and opportunities, creating a dynamic and multifaceted role....

Letters To My Son (Part 1)
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Letters To My Son (Part 1)

The Birth of a Father When I first thought about writing this, it was just after midnight. The computer I was busy on glowed a soft, dim light into my bedroom as I watched you sleep. You had passed out on my bed and I was too lazy to carry you to yours. It was...

Dads on Marriage/Relationships After Kids
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Dads on Marriage/Relationships After Kids

The arrival of kids comes with a seismic shift of every facet of your life, especially your marriage and or relationship. Couples must react to the new pace of life and work out new ways to keep relationships intact. How have you struck a balance in your

Family Time At Tsitsikamma
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Family Time At Tsitsikamma

Most Friday mornings, the house is filled with alarms, water running, crying and grumbling, and a stern voice shouting for children to bath, brush their teeth, have their breakfasts and get ready to leave for school. This Friday morning, however, there was a very different energy, one that you could almost reach out a pat...

Expect Nothing, When one finds out they are pregnant …
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Expect Nothing, When one finds out they are pregnant …

When one finds out they are pregnant, I don’t care who you are, and fear kicks in. For some reason, you think your life is over and you don’t have weekends filled with reckless drinking and “awesome” stories to tell. To tell the truth, your life is over but an amazing, crazy, confusing, fear-filled, and...

My Relationship With My Father…
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My Relationship With My Father…

I had always painted my relationship with my father as this beautiful perfect picture.‎ I remember when my little brother was born, the excitement on his face was so visible and contagious. I was just excited that I had someone to play with. My dad had always wanted boys and from what I was told,...

Daddy Issues (Part 2)
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Daddy Issues (Part 2)

I suppose, to understand the concept of Daddy Issues we should head back to where it might have begun. But before we go there, let’s establish what is actually classified as DI. The symptoms, there be plenty of them, but what of the actual condition? In my opinion, Daddy Issues are a result of a...

Daddy Issues (Part 1)
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Daddy Issues (Part 1)

By Daddy Issues, I’m actually talking about the issues that men who have fathered children face and possess. I have talked about the concept of broken fathers in Black Father Syndrome. The elephant in the room is how did they become like this.

Why Its Easier For Men To Leave Their Child and Baby Mama Behind
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Why Its Easier For Men To Leave Their Child and Baby Mama Behind

Certain situations are easier to judge when you are on the outside looking in. I’ve always been judgmental to men who leave their kids behind and never create a bond with them. I’ve always perceived life from a place of privilege because I had both parents until the end and obviously had no understanding of...

Building Resilience In Our Children
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Building Resilience In Our Children

There’s a difficult conversation that needs to be had in relation to parenting and it’s about resilience. The actual word that I want to use it hardship but we’ll get to that. For those who don’t have kids, here’s how online parenting advice works. The people who are most vocal about giving parenting advice are...