Understanding the Heart (and Mind) of Everyday Dads - ParentEd

Episode 10

Published on:

17th Jun 2020

Understanding the Heart (and Mind) of Everyday Dads

There is a rising trend of men being more involved in their families—as loving husbands and involved fathers. Gone are the days when married men just bring home the dough and leave their wives to deal with all things to do with the family.

As encouraging as this has been, there seems to be more discussion on the needs and struggles of mums, than of dads. In this episode, we want to understand more about the experiences of dads in this area. What are their struggles and dilemmas? Do they deal with guilt and insecurities, too? 

Aaron Ng of Focus on the Family Singapore speaks to two fathers, James and Jason, to hear how they manage their emotions, their relationship with their spouse and find support in their fatherhood journey.

James Ong is married for 7 years and has 3 children (aged 5, 2.5 years old and 2 months old). Both James and his wife are in the business of developing human capital using tools like Gallup’s Clifton StrengthsFinder. James is also a community builder and serves as the vice-chair of the Residents’ Network in his estate. 

Jason Leong is married for 12 years to Ruth. They have 2 children, aged 8 and 6. The couple is passionate about helping people and organisations realise their potential. Jason is also a PE teacher in a secondary school.

For more details about the Father's Day campaign featured in this episode, visit Stronger with Dad.

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Disclaimer: This episode was recorded remotely as we play our part to keep Singapore safe during this season of COVID-19. The audio quality may be slightly affected during the online recording.

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