I pondered that question a lot. And that led me to think that if I am not sure I am ready to become a father, how do I even become a good one? As the months rolled by and your mum entered the last trimester, I asked myself: Is it enough to clothe, clean, and feed you? And with that question came a wave of more questions that I cannot help but wonder about: What interests do I nurture in you? Which school do I send you to? Which enrichment centres do we enrol you to? I even asked your mum these questions and she consoled (or maybe reprimanded) me: "relax, she isn't even born yet!" And she's right. You have not been born yet. But the more I think about these questions, the more I realise that it seems there are so many things I haven't yet considered. "Am I even cut out for this?" I thought and thought constantly. Until one day, you were born. There was no longer time to answer those questions. You arrived so quickly and almost unexpectedly. Your arrival was not when we thought you'd … [Read more...] about A letter to my child on my first Father’s Day
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As a relatively new father, I feel I don’t have much to contribute to the conversation. I feel terribly unqualified. I lack experience. My son was only born in late 2017. I also feel I have bad paternal instincts. I don’t know how to calm my one-year old son when he is crying. I don’t know how to hold his attention during teaching moments. I don’t know how to stop him from watching too many videos. I don’t know how to get him back on healthy food after treats from well meaning loved ones. I don’t know how to get him to quiet down in Sunday Church. The little guy has me helpless. Should I be celebrated as a father this year? More on fathers: My father died a few weeks back but I still haven't cried How to forgive the most important man in your life This former drug addict who attempted to kill his family now ministers tokhang surrenderees Kidlat Tahimik: the duwendes and contradictions of a National Artist My loving wife is quite supportive. She … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be a new father in 2019?
A 43-year-old was sentenced to seven weeks of imprisonment after the court found him guilty of hurting his son's classmate, who allegedly bullied the 10-year-old for over six months.The convict is Tan Chin Tai, a registered adjunct teacher with the Ministry of Education. The names of the boy and the classmates were not revealed as per the Court order.Court documents show that on July 7, 2017, Tan went to pick his son from school in the afternoon and saw one of the classmates of the 10-year-old boy, who he knew has been allegedly bullying his son for almost six months.After seeing his son's classmate, who is also 10, Tan approached the victim, grabbed his bag handle and while holding his left chest, he pushed the boy to nearby rubbish shed. The convict then pushed him onto the wall and then started to scold him.He told the boy, "Just because you are bigger in size, you can bully others... since you can bully my son, I can bully you."On the same day, when the boy felt discomfort on his … [Read more...] about Singapore: Father faces jail term for causing injury to son’s alleged bully
MANILA – The father of Bernadette Sembrano has passed away. The “TV Patrol” anchor announced the sad news on Instagram Monday. According to Sembrano, her father was in critical condition since Friday night and they were told by the doctors to be ready to bid farewell to him anytime. “I decided that nobody can tell when it is a person’s time to go. There was something not right about anticipating his death. Buhay pa siya eh. I decided not to be overly paranoid about every update on his deteriorating BP,” she said, “I sang kundiman and religious songs and prayed the rosary to the man I love... but I also went home to rest for work the following day. Sunday was a regular day. I woke up early for work. Checked my phone. Again the BP update,” she added. Sembrano said she even had breakfast with her mother who was celebrating her birthday on Sunday, before she drove to the hospital. When she arrived, Sembrano said the nurses were outside … [Read more...] about News Bernadette Sembrano’s father passes away
By Perrin Grauer Star Vancouver Sun., April 28, 2019 VANCOUVER—More than 200 people gathered Sunday at Jack Poole Plaza in Vancouver against the backdrop of a burning Olympic cauldron for the 2019 Day of Mourning in remembrance of workers killed or injured on the job. Speakers from labour organizations and the local business community joined the family members of victims of workplace accidents to underscore the importance of workplace safety, and to advocate for increased protections for workers across the country. One of those speakers, Mike Shaw, recounted a 2013 on-the-job skiing accident, which resulted in his neck being broken. At the time, he recalled, he was told by doctors he would never walk again. Shaw, who stood proudly behind the podium on two feet in defiance of that original prognosis, was employed as a skiing coach at the time of his injury. He said his accident happened because he ignored his gut telling him something wasn’t … [Read more...] about Vancouver gathers for ‘Day of Mourning’ to remember workers killed and injured on the job