Raising daughters as a single dad

9 Sep

http://www.hillsnews.com.au/story/3307118/humour-helped-in-dads-great-challenge/?cs=1454 Hills News, 27 August 2015   Baulkham Hills author publishes autobiography about raising three daughters as a single dad By Flora Cauchi Aug. 27, 2015 For the past 12 years, Joseph Wakim has laughed, cried and learnt a lot from his daughters. Exemplary dad: Father-of-three Joseph Wakim said in his family he wears the […]

Parenting in the face of grief

9 Sep

http://www.essentialkids.com.au/family-life/family-home/parenting-in-the-face-of-grief-20150821-gj4l72.html Parenting in the face of grief August 21, 2015 Joseph Wakim The chapter headings in my book all begin with ‘How to …’ There is even a chapter titled ‘How to grieve’, as if there was such a ‘recipe’. Of course, these headings are all tongue in cheek, as I clamoured for a ‘DIY […]

A widowed father on the life lessons learned by raising 3 girls

9 Sep

http://www.debriefdaily.com/inspiration/what-my-daughters-taught-me/ 21 August 2015, Mamamia A widowed father on the life lessons learned by raising 3 girls When Joseph Wakim’s wife died of breast cancer in 2003, his three daughters were 11, 9 and 4 years old. Despite well-meaning friends, family and even strangers telling him he would need help to bring up his daughters, Joseph followed […]

On Sunrise: ‘What my daughters taught me’

9 Sep

https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/29231342/what-my-daughters-taught-me/#page1 Sunrise, 11 August 2015

On Raising Three Daughters Alone

9 Sep

http://www.culturestreet.com/post/joseph-wakim-on-raising-three-daughters-alone.htm? http://bit.ly/1NZ4D7c Culture Street August 19, 2015 Joseph Wakim is a widowed father of three daughters. From psychologist to social worker, he founded the Streetwork Project in Adelaide, the Australian Arabic Council, produced TV documentary Zero to Zenith: Arab Contributions Down Under, wrote four satirical comedies that were staged in Melbourne, founded Australia’s first Arabic […]

Stagnant NAPLAN results a symptom of teenagers becoming ‘screen-agers’

9 Aug

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/stagnant-naplan-results-a-symptom-of-teenagers-becoming-screenagers-20150808-gius5p.html Stagnant NAPLAN results a symptom of teenagers becoming ‘screen-agers’ August 9, 2015 Is it any wonder that the NAPLAN literacy and numeracy results published last week show that the writing skills of years 7 and 9 students have gone backwards? Before we play the blame game between teachers and parents, we need to look […]

Faith During War

6 Aug

FAITH DURING WAR Sunday Age, 6/8/06   It was like a scene out of Life is Beautiful – the 1997 movie that earned Roberto Benigni an Oscar for portraying a Jewish father buffering his child during the holocaust.   From the 1500 meter altitude above the clouds, just below the village of Ehden in North […]

Father who raised his three young girls alone after their mother died of breast cancer shares the lessons he’s learned

3 Aug

DAILY MAIL, 29 July 2015 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3175465/Father-raised-three-young-girls-mother-died-breast-cancer-shares-lessons-s-learned-in.html From learning to cook, tying ponytails, and buying sanitary pads: Father who raised his three young girls alone after their mother died of breast cancer shares the lessons he’s learned Joseph Wakim has raised three daughters after his wife died of cancer Grace, Michelle and Joy were all under 11 […]

It took the death of my wife to realise how much I missed out on as a dad

3 Aug

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/29/it-took-the-death-of-my-wife-to-realise-how-much-i-missed-out-on-as-a-dad Wednesday 29 July 2015 It took the death of my wife to realise how much I missed out on as a dad When my wife died, men suggested I find a new wife, women offered to help. But in becoming a single parent to my three daughters, I found my best self ‘I took […]

Widowed dad Joseph Wakim opens up about raising three daughters on his own

3 Aug

  http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/widowed-dad-joseph-wakim-opens-up-about-raising-three-daughters-on-his-own/story-fni0cx12-1227461356666 29 July 2015   Widowed dad Joseph Wakim opens up about raising three daughters on his own The Sunday Telegraph July 29, 20159:38AM Men should be nurtured to be nurturers writes Joseph Wakim, author of the book What My Daughters Taught Me. Picture: Supplied Source: News Corp Australia “WITHOUT a word spoken, mothers […]