Society/Culture No Father's Day...because Diversity

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Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 21, 2016
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The growing diversity in the forms that families take, and a lack of interest in the occasion from kids themselves, have seen it pass without a mention in many classes this year.​

Apparently, at Annie Dennis Children’s Centre in Northcote that 'recognises the diversity in children’s family situations' they didn't celebrate Father’s Day this year because the kids simply weren’t interested.

Hold on, we are talking about four year olds. They only know about Father's Day because their carers tell them about it. They won't 'be interested' if the carer has the attitude

We don’t bring up Father’s Day because there are children with single and same-sex parents here​
Some kids have two mums, some have no dad and some are from cultures where Father’s Day isn’t really a thing.​


How about the majority of kids who do have a Dad? How about the kids who have two Dads? And why are we changing our culture to suit immigrants rather than them adapt to our ways?

As a Dad of three I've treasured every crappy present and card my kids have given me over the years. Probably up to six 'best Dad' mugs. I've got milk cartons with bits of paper and wools taped to them. I've kept every single card which is a historic record of their handwriting and increasing maturity.

Maybe the Age story was clickbait but fu** them if it was.
 

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FireKraquora

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 5, 2011
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Filled in as "dad" for my 5 yo nephew at his primary school father's day breakfast on Fri, as his old man was working overseas. Was glad to hear they still hold functions at the school for father's and mother's days.

There were a couple of kids there with their mum instead. No dad? Same sex parents? Who cares, get along with it and join in with the majority.
 

JW Frogen

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Nov 29, 2004
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Why do not change it to "I HAVE A COCK AND ACTUALLY INSEMINATED TO CREATE OUR CHILDREN LIKE A RAGING BULL :BUT WILL HIDE MY GLORIOUS COCK BEHIND MY THIGHS LIKE BUFFALO BILL IN SILENCE OF THE LAMBS TO APPEASE All NON COCK HAVERS DAD DAY?"

But that would be hard to get on a greeting card admittedly.
 
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stretcharmstrong

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 21, 2009
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The growing diversity in the forms that families take, and a lack of interest in the occasion from kids themselves, have seen it pass without a mention in many classes this year.​

Apparently, at Annie Dennis Children’s Centre in Northcote that 'recognises the diversity in children’s family situations' they didn't celebrate Father’s Day this year because the kids simply weren’t interested.

Hold on, we are talking about four year olds. They only know about Father's Day because their carers tell them about it. They won't 'be interested' if the carer has the attitude

We don’t bring up Father’s Day because there are children with single and same-sex parents here​
Some kids have two mums, some have no dad and some are from cultures where Father’s Day isn’t really a thing.​


How about the majority of kids who do have a Dad? How about the kids who have two Dads? And why are we changing our culture to suit immigrants rather than them adapt to our ways?

As a Dad of three I've treasured every crappy present and card my kids have given me over the years. Probably up to six 'best Dad' mugs. I've got milk cartons with bits of paper and wools taped to them. I've kept every single card which is a historic record of their handwriting and increasing maturity.

Maybe the Age story was clickbait but fu** them if it was.
Was it all about one centre, in Northcote?
 

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