Dirk Lotriet
2 minute read
18 Jun 2021
6:00 am

On this Father’s Day, thank you to the dads who care

Dirk Lotriet

In our country, we have a sky-high percentage of deadbeat fathers who play no or hardly any role in the upbringing of their own offspring.

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I ’m not a grandfather yet, despite my constant nagging. The sensitive subject tends to strike my son with temporary deafness at the tender age of 27. But I’m both a dedicated father and a proud stepfather with almost three decades of experience of fatherhood. Being a stepdad must be the most difficult, thankless task on earth and these guys do a wonderful job. They step up to fill the boots of a biological dad who either can’t or doesn’t want to be the father he was supposed to be. ALSO READ: Should single moms be celebrated on Father’s Day?...