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Father - Son Workshop: Challenging and Productive

Tue, 21 Sep 2004

Father - Son Workshop: Challenging, Focussed, Productive

Much has been said lately about the need for fathers to become more involved in the lives of their children. Geoffrey Botkin, a father of seven from Christchurch, has been doing just that for the past 20 years and more. He and his 21-year-old son David will present a workshop in Palmerston North, October 2, addressing some of the many essential issues they’ve identified in this area.

Mr Botkin’s career in the USA and New Zealand has included filmmaking, business, political consultant, church pastor and lecturer on philosophy, theology, history and political science. His workshop presents with confidence and authority topics most presenters would rather avoid, but which fathers themselves yearn to hear: “Mistakes Fathers Make in Raising Sons”, “Preparing Sons for Marriage”, “Preparing Sons for High Adventure”.

Mr Botkin wants to instil a large measure of confidence - and responsibility - into dads who have been distracted from their role as father, warned away from tampering with their children’s character development and intimidated into inaction by professionals. “We turn our boys over to the experts,” says Mr Botkin, “because we do not realize we are fully adequate to do the job.” Christian dads in particular will find the workshop clearly focused on the character qualities and life purposes they will want to see produced in their sons.



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