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IONCE thought it wouldn’t be easy for a fa­ther to build a strong re­la­tion­ship with his child. That was un­til 16 Au­gust 2014 when my baby girl was born. started bond­ing with her from the day she came home from the hospi­tal. It was only me and her mom and I told my­self I wasn’t go­ing to let her mom do it all on her own be­cause she’d gone through hell dur­ing her preg­nancy. There was noth­ing I could do about that, but I knew the time would come when I could play a role.

I made sure I per­formed ev­ery duty tra­di­tion­ally done by women: pre­par­ing bot­tles and feed­ing. I even had skin con­tact in or­der to build a strong bond with her.

To­day we’re a great team and I hope no one will ever come be­tween us. It isn’t too late for any fa­ther to do the same. That fa­ther is you and now’s the time to start. LETLADI WA GA-MPHAHLELE, MARALALENG

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