Fathers who inspire

My dad, my hero

A reader shares her story of how her father is her hero.
‘I admire my Father for how hard he has worked in his life and for all he has given his family.’

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‘Hey Dad, the Stormers won’

What could be a greater bond between father and son that sport?

‘My little guy is only one year old, so I am yet to be tested (although I definitely get the biggest thrill when he tries to throw that little juggling ball at me, and proceeds to reach his toe - just), but my old man was sensational in his support of whatever sport my sister or I tried our hands at.’

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10 reasons I love being a single dad

Our columnist, Marlon Abrahams, shares 10 advantages to be a single dad.

‘The father-daughter thing is just as real as the mother-son thing. I honestly prefer having daughters at this stage of my life. They really do think you are the best thing since sliced cheese.’

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Kangaroo Daddy

This dad gets to share a special bond with his kids from the moment they’re born.

‘One of the most special memories of their births is that hubby got to kangaroo-care all of them just after they were born. This basically entailed him baring his proud daddy chest and putting them skin-to-skin to comfort them.  I firmly believe this is why they all still favour him, to this day.’

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A dad’s birth story

A father writes to his son, describing what it felt like to become a dad.

‘I wanted to write you a short note so that you would know what it was like to be me, on the day you arrived… You see, I hadn’t been a dad before, and I wasn’t sure quite how good I’d be at it.’

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How does your dad inspire you? What kind of relationship do you have with your father?

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