Father : A silent duty

Fathers are often overlooked or forgotten, because they're seldom in the limelight.Silently serving in the background, they often do what is seen as just their job, or their duty.Not wired with an overt nurturing instinct, but rather that of a silent sentinel, ensuring their family's safety and comfort, they often grow accustomed to being in [...]

Don’t pay it forward

Vengeance is easier than understanding.Bitterness is easier than forgiveness.Mirroring the behaviour of those who treated us badly is easier than rising up to be better than them.Each time we choose the easier path, we become the very monsters and degenerates that created the hurt and pain in our lives.Too often, we raise our children with [...]

A healthy self esteem is the greatest gift

I believe that the greatest gift we can give our children is a healthy self-esteem.Without it, they’ll seek affirmation from the worst sources in their quest to feel appreciated.The greatest skill they can acquire is that of observation, which in turn, develops their critical thinking skills. Without it, they’ll struggle to tell truth from falsehood, [...]

Claim your humanness

My daughter looked quite distressed when she asked me this question over the weekend."What drives people to be so cruel to animals, like skinning them alive, or abusing them for profits?"The first thought that came to mind was this. We only lose our humanity when we feel less than human.The truth is, we only lose [...]

The absent parent

Even an absent parent is still parenting.It's then on the shoulders of the present one to compensate for that.Sometimes, the absence of someone has a greater impact on us than the presence of others.This is especially true for parenting.The absent parent leaves the child with feelings of abandonment, insignificance, and a low self-esteem, to name [...]

Happy Father’s Day

Father's day. It might be one day of the year for others, but for father's, every day is father's day.For those father's who had to figure it out by themselves.For those who are prevented from being fathers.For those who think that they're not enough.And of course, for those women who had to step in for [...]