Category Archives: Day-to-Day Fathering

Glean from a treasure trove of fathering tips from Centre for Fathering’s expert community! These have been designed as simple reflective practices that will guide you to being a better dad, and increase the wellbeing of your children and family.

Connecting through Positive Presupposition

By Wong Suen Kwong, Centre for Fathering One of the best ways to connect with another person is by injecting a positive presupposition into a question or suggestion. This communication tool makes a conversation much more likely for your child to respond in a way that opens the way into understanding how your child thinks. […]

Styles for Learning and Connecting

By Philip Chang, Centre For Fathering Child psychologists since Jean Piaget had demonstrated that babies as young as six-week old have the capability of deferred imitation – the mental capacity to store, remember actions or objects, and later, just simply by thinking, are able imitate or act on this knowledge. By the age of 14 […]

ENGROSSMENT: Nature’s Gift to the Nurturing Father

By Wong Suen Kwong, Centre for Fathering I couldn’t help noticing the confident stride the young father walked into the train with his baby wrapped round his chest in a carrier. The mother followed alongside him with the stroller and all the usual peripherals in it. They sat down and enthusiastically chatted unconscious that they […]

Do These Words Sound Familiar?

By Danny Teo, Centre for Fathering “If you behave Daddy will buy you ice-cream later.” (Just to keep him/her quiet, hopefully they forget about it) “Don’t be naughty, otherwise the policeman will catch you.” “If you don’t finish your food, you are not clever. I only love clever boys/ girls.” Parents, you are your children’s […]

Three Fathering decisions to make today

Strong families are intentional.  They do not happen by chance. Now is a great time to make certain fathering decisions that will help you build healthy families. Decide today that your career is only as good as your family. Family is like a base camp for mountain climbers. If you want to climb mountains, you […]