Do dads not mat­ter? No Fa­ther’s Day at nurs­ery

7 Days in Dubai - - PEOPLE -

I was ex­cited wak­ing up on Sun­day. I had great ex­pec­ta­tions in re­la­tion to Fa­ther’s day. Af­ter all, to help our chil­dren cel­e­brate Mother’s day our nurs­ery re­ally did a great job. There were lots of ac­tiv­i­ties or­gan­ised through­out the nurs­ery day: ded­i­cated crafts, cook­ing, a yoga demon­stra­tion, paint­ing, draw­ing of hands on a can­vas, a pic­ture booth, a pic­nic, drinks… and much more. A true cel­e­bra­tion and trib­ute to all the moth­ers. Then again, in May when there was no Mother’s Day in the UAE our chil­dren came home with some crafts they made in cel­e­bra­tion of their mother as it was Mother’s Day in the US. So, to­day on Fa­ther’s Day… Noth­ing. No event, no crafts, not even an at­tempt from the nurs­ery to make our chil­dren aware that it is Fa­ther’s Day. What mes­sage does that send to our chil­dren? Also, this coun­try does not al­low for men to be pro­fes­sion­ally in­volved in the ed­u­ca­tion and care of young chil­dren. As a re­sult our chil­dren are con­tin­u­ously sur­rounded by woman only. We as fa­thers

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