Pad Parent : Good Parent


Thursday 31 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

It is a sad fact how many times you read, here or see cases of just plain old ‘bad parenting’.

I know myself how hard a job it can be, and whilst I try to be a good dad, there are certainly occasions that I look back, ashamed at my own behaviour. The only hope is that, as parents, we learn to do it better next time, and that our actions caused no lasting harm.




And then again, I also know when I’ve got it right; those times when our 6 year old, Spike Jnr, runs up and hugs me, saying things like “Wow, thanks daddy, more sums to do – woohoo !” (after I’ve created a new maths challenge for him – he’s a maths nut as you know).

I saw a video recently of a dad in action, and I thought yeah, ‘good on ya fella, you got it spot on’. Maybe like me, he’s not always that cool, but let’s hope that more parents out there can be like that just once in a while.



7 thoughts on “Pad Parent : Good Parent

  1. newbloggycat says: it! This is Shaye’s favourite song and my hubby is just as nutty 🙂


  2. lindasblogs says:

    That is one awesome daddy! And I would bet that you’re great dad yourself. I mean, your kid likes math? That, friend, did not happen in a vacuum!


    • Uncle Spike says:

      Haha, thanks Linda. So far so good…. he craves to learn, so I just feed that 🙂

      Last effort was long multiplication. After 2 sums done together to show him the ‘process logic’, he correctly sat there and calculated 64372 x 3452 as 222,212,144 (nutter, eh?),


  3. dayphoto says:

    Then when you get a long ways away from being a parent (like a grandparent) you look back and you see those little kids as parents themselves and you go…Life is really good! It really is.



  4. Great dad. I love him 🙂


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