Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tell Me More: Dad as Teacher

There was an interesting discussion on NPR's Tell Me More about fathers getting involved in their children's education. I didn't respond in time to be on air but wrote a post accompanying the segment.

After the fact, I began thinking about the things my dad taught me. I love my father but we don't exactly have a Brady Bunch type relationship. I wondered how much of my relationship with my father is cultural - traditional and/or pop - and how much is just personality?


Tyeisha said...

I came across your article on "My Children Will Have No Shortcomings"

I liked it..It reminds me of some of the things I do for my kids. But, your article helped me affirm that it is perfectly natural to want our children to do better than us, and have more opportunity and experiences. So, I too send my kids to Chinese school on the weekend. They go on Saturdays

Vincent said...

@Tyeisha. Thank you for reading and thank you for the compliment. Outside of the kids being sick or disciplining, knowingly being the "bad guy" has got to be the worst thing for me about parenting.