One day I realised I was an angry dad. Something I never wanted to be. So I started BeingDads to work out how to be better dad.
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"There's a last time they'll hold your hand, sit on your lap and run up to you for a cuddle. Make the most of it."
A granddad told me that. I think about it a lot. Don’t miss a moment.
I started BeingDads because of my impatience and my anger. One moment on the school run in particular forced me to ask myself what it meant to be a great dad, and how to get there.
I realised I wasn’t enjoying the moments with my kids, I as rushing through them, it felt like I had a compulsion to rush, to expect immediate action, to not tolerate ‘bad’ behaviour. I wasn’t happy, and my kids were seeing me as the naggy, angry parent. Not good.
So I set out to change.
Over the years I’ve done a lot of work. It’s taken much trial and error. I’ve explored anger management, behavioural science, psychology, psychotherapy, child development and a lot more. Slowly, with much self-experimentation and the help of many dads who subscribe to my newsletter, I’ve refined what works into a set of exercises, that fit into a the life of a busy parent.
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“The course gave me concrete steps that helped me reflect on and improve my behaviour, it made a real difference in mine and my son’s lives. ”
— Georgios, Head of Engineering, Berlin