We all have fathers in our lives, in fact we may have more than one father figure who brought us up, so how can we understand the relationship and what it offers in the family? This show looks at men and women and their recollections of their own fathers and the men share how the relationships with their fathers have influenced how they parent their own children.
My guests are Alexis, Shushila, Johan and Simon they each bring a different angle to the same relationship.
So what makes that relationship special?
Across all interviews a common theme is connection - wanting Dads to meet us for who we are not the behaviour and Dads wanting to be met for who they are below the responsibilities they carried to provide for their families. Spending time together with no outcome needed was high on the list.
So enjoy :-)
This episode may have brought up a need for support, please connect with people in your family or the community and remember Lifeline have support on hand 13 11 14
If you are interested in some of my guests please see below
Alexis Stewart - Healing in Yoga
Johan Bavman - The stunning Swedish Dad pictures At Barangaroo from the 5-29th September
Johan Bavman - SMH article
Simon Voysey - About
Some interesting blogs on fathers
Fathers Day Stereotypes
Just Being Me Dad
Support for fathers when their daughters reach puberty
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.