Fatherhood and daughters: Here's why Mpho Popps takes his daughter on dates


285 days ago

Son of a Son is a new podcast series that takes a closer look at how fatherhood makes better men. The thought-provoking series featuring well-known personalities, examines how fathers are dealing with evolving gender roles and, raising kinder, better men and strong, independent women. The eight-part podcast series is hosted by father of four, Kgabo Legora. Be moved by the growing archive hosted on Life podcasts.

How do fathers influence the lives of their daughters? Throughout this podcast, the overarching theme encompassed conversations that were centred around the importance of a dad's presence in his son's life: the impact that a present and engaged father figure has on his son as he navigates the different roles that he will be required to play in his lifetime.

Equally important, is the role that fathers assume in the lives of their daughters — an influence that will model what a good relationship with a man should look like and, that will have a positive effect on her self-esteem and self-worth.

As father to a daughter, Mpho Popps Modikoane sets the bar high by modeling a shining example of the kind of man his daughter should consider dating later in her life. To achieve this, he takes his daughter on dates: dresses up in a suit, opens the car door, pulls out a chair and, talk to her about things that are important to her.

"It's our time... That time is important."

In this episode, Comedian, Mpho Popps Modikoane talks to Kgabo Legora about why the biggest worry as a dad to a daughter, is boys. Listen as he talks about modelling the type of man that he would like his daughter to date and, raising a son that any woman would hope to meet at some point.

There was nothing scarier than finding out that I was going to be a dad... It was a wake-up call for me.

Mpho Popps Modikoane, Comedian

I can't be the dad who pulls out a shotgun and intimidates my daughter's boyfriends and does all these things... like the classical scene you see in Bad Boys. I can't be that dad.

Mpho Popps Modikoane, Comedian

I feel like our parents were a shell-shocked... because they lived in a system that made their parents become a certain way.

Mpho Popps Modikoane, Comedian

Discover how better men raise better kids: Listen to the podcast and follow #SONofaSON on Twitter to join the conversation.

This article first appeared on 702 : Fatherhood and daughters: Here's why Mpho Popps takes his daughter on dates

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