Mothers tend to be more visible in our school activities, compared to fathers. This isn’t because the fathers are not involved in our school activities, but more often than not, when mothers are around, fathers usually prefer to work in the background.
As our boys grow older, we realise that they need male role models who are more visible in our activities to lead and guide them. A father was quoted to have said, “The mummies will buy toys for our kids, while the daddies will be their toy!”
In May this year, SAPTA noticed that a number of fathers met regularly at the coffee shop after dropping their boys off at school. This sparked off an idea: Why not invite them to come for coffee and allow them to share with one another their parenting joys and woes? In doing so, we could also sharpen one another, in our role as fathers.
Thus, we started “Dad’s Coffee Club” at the end of May this year, with the help of the “Dads For Life” movement and other schools’ Dad’s clubs.
Dad’s Coffee Club have been meeting regularly once a month since July and we are even planning our very first Father & Son bonding trip to Kukup in November this year.