02 Jun '11, 5am

Charity begins at Home, even when no one is looking

A large part of my working life was spent behind bars - as a prison officer. For 17 years, I was surrounded by inmates from different backgrounds; drug addicts and hardcore criminals, among others. I saw first-hand what bad or absent parenting, especially fathering, could do to children and adults. I knew early on in my own family life (picture), from watching these men and their lives, what kind of father I wanted to be. In recent years, I have been working with at-risk children and youths and multi-problem families, and have been struck by the absence of a father-figure in their lives. My professional life has taught me a simple principle I hold very dear: It is easier to build boys and children than to fix men and adults. A few years ago, I did what an article suggested: Close my eyes and recall scenes of my dad and myself. What I "saw" was me waiting eagerly outside my...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Hotnews/EDC110529-0000007/A-lo...

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shopping.insing.com 09 Jun '11, 1am

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