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Fatherhoood - Bedtime story with Daddy

We've all heard or read about the importance and benefits of fathers being involved in their children's lives - but how?

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  • Parent/Caregiver

Tell us about your idea

We’ve all heard or read about the importance and benefits of fathers being involved in their children’s lives – such as an increase in children’s cognitive abilities, self-control, empathy and emotional well-being. But how do we start? Fatherhoood is a platform for daddy to exchange bedtime story video, to improve the special bonding time between you and your child. Learn from others how to make silly voices and capture and captivate the children’s attention. More, it provides a platform for the kids with specific learning needs and connect family to other services they may need .  

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

Our world has changed significantly compared to the time when we were kids. However, the true meaning of education/ parenting have not been changed. Education is the process of facilitating learning. Education is a process but not a product. Pre-COVID era, many parents are so busy with making a living that we forget to make a life, not to mention how to being a parents. Parents gave their kids to babysitters or day care workers if they can afford it. Since COVID-19, almost everyone in the planet are all staying home (hopefully staying positive) and everyone is talking about and sharing tips how to staying with your child at home. Wait a mins - do we need to take courses to learn how we stay with our kids? I think COVID provides a good opportunity for everyone in the world to reflect themselves, to reflect what they want to achieve as human being and to reflect what is the most important thing in life.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

Why Fatherhoood has 3 "O"? "O'' means Original, Open-minded and Outstanding. 

What region are you located in?

  • South-eastern Asia

Where are you located?

Hong Kong families typically have one or at most two children. The traditional role of the Asian (perhaps HK too) father is to earn money to support the family. The day-to-day work of raising the child is done by the mother, grandparents or even domestic helpers. There are over 390,000 domestic helper in HK, considering we have only 7,450,000 population here. Its time for a change! We need to redefine the fatherhood.


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This idea is wonderful! As you said the involvement of a father in Asia has evolved nowadays - more contribution to the family particularly on the growth of the kids are expected. Bedtime story will be a good first step to start with!

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Thank you for your support! Edward. Let’s see how we can drive the change together as a team!

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