What makes a good father?

In honour of Father’s Day, Sunday Stabroek interviewed Wil Campbell, teacher

and counsellor, on the challenges of being a father and what the

role demands.


For Wil Campbell being a father simply means striving every day to be the kind of man he would want his two daughters to one day choose for a husband.

That means not only ensuring that their physical needs are met but more importantly spending quality time with them, ensuring they are not only involved in academic pursuits but also extra-curricular activities, teaching them about the love of God and loving and respecting their mother – his wife.

“I am trying to be the kind of man that I would want my sons-in-law to be…” Campbell said during a recent interview with this newspaper.

He only started on the journey of fatherhood 13 years ago, but it is one of the most fulfilling journeys in his life and he has not regretted it even though every day is a learning process.

A trained teacher and counsellor by profession Campbell has been working with children for all his adult life,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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