Owen is a father of Two, Aiden (7) and Taylor (5) Owen is married to Sandra and resides in the land of the long white cloud – New Zealand.
Owen balances his family with a career in software development in the legal industry.
A deep interview exploring children with special needs and leaving you looking deep into your family life. Plus: The best bullying advice you will ever get.
A must listen
Key Points of Interview
Type of Dad
A learning father that is fair….
Taking fatherhood seriously and trying to do a good job.
Tell the story about your transition between being without Children to being a Dad?
Wrestling with how to get kids to listen…
Owen Jackson is working on self-control and has done some significant research in this area – he discuss what he has found with a great anecdote to boot.
What struggles did you have with the transition and a time where you may have felt like you messed up?
Owen Jackson talks about his fatherly role model and what he is does not want to be as a father.
He also discusses the three main styles of parenting and what we have to do as parents to give our kids a real world upbringing.
Share with us the story of your toughest Dad moment so far.
Owen Jackson talks about learning that his son had special needs and the grieving process attached to this.
Tell me the story about how you and your partner created balance in your relationship? Ensure you get time together.
Owen Jackson talks about the progress of a relationship from when you meet to when you have children.
He discusses the changes in your relationship through the process.
Owen discusses the keys to maintaining a relationship:
- Being on the same page;
- Working together;
- Enjoy each other’s company;
- Feedback with dignity
Don’t find fault in others – reflect on your faults.
Give the listeners your experience in balancing career and family. What in your opinion is the key?
Don’t make your career your default passion.
Get your job right – don’t work longer than you are paid to work.
Leave your job at your job.
No one gives a shit about what you do.
What is your biggest worry when it comes to your children and how/what are you doing to mitigate these concerns?
Biggest worry is his son for the needs he has. In particular bullying.
A mind blowing discussion about how he handled a bullying situation with his son. The best bullying advice you will ever get.
Owen Jackson also talks about being present when you are at home and making the passing of advice a thing – don’t damage their curiosity.
If you could change one thing in your life to help you be a better dad, what would that change be?
Tolerance – Owen talks about getting wound up over the smallest and most unnecessary things.
Owen is so serious about this that he got a tattoo to remind him.
The tattoo says: ‘Life in every breath’ – he talks about the meaning behind it – get ready to be moved.
- Favourite Dads Toy: Post Hole Borer
- Productivity tool or website: Stephen Biddulph – ‘Manhood‘ and Shandterum
- Ensure time for yourself: Mountain Biking and Akido
- Innovative Discipline: The Chat (best advice on discipline yet)
- Family Tradition: No family traditions
- Personal Habit: My thirst for knowledge and learning
‘You are not obliged to believe everything you are told’
Have your own mind and teach your kids to question.
Through Fired Up Dads Contact Page