My kids are now 9 & 12. A few days ago my eldest told me I was ‘less naggy’ than I used to be.

Is it true? I don’t know and it doesn’t matter because it’s true to my son, and he matters.

Did it hurt? Yes.

I never wanted to be naggy-dad. I have always set out to be a dad they’re proud of and admire and look up to. For a while after my son’s comment, I felt like I’d failed at that ambition. …

David Willans

Working out how to be the best dad I can be at www.beingdads.com | @Being_Dads.

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