Jonathan Hunter is married to Deborah and both he and Deborah are school teachers by day and parent extraordinares by night. Jonathan is a father of his beautiful 10 Year old daughter Jasmine and 6 year old son Wil. Jonathan gives us some great insight into life as educator not just to his children, but other children too.
A mind-blowing interview leaving you with lots to think about as a Dad.
Key Points of Interview
Family Description and Type of Father
Jasmine at primary school and avid reader
Will, just started school, held back due to having Dyspraxia
Deborah, a primary school teacher and Jonathan the secondary school teacher. Learn more…
Tell the story about your transition between being without Children to being a Dad?
The hardest thing about the transition is the lack of sleep. Without sleep you become a different person. Jonathan describes how this affected him.
Tell me about a time of real challenge, where you felt like you really messed it up as a father, what happened and what did you learn?
No one particular moment. Whenever my children become fearful I know I have messed it up. It is how you manage these situations. Hear how Jonathan handles these situations.
Tell me the story about how you and your partner created balance in your relationship? Ensure you get time together.
Been married for over 20 years. Listen to the story of how Jonathan and his wife Deb got together in a series of fateful happenings and how they keep the spark alive.
Give the listeners your experience in balancing career and family. What in your opinion is the key?
Hear the story of Jonathan’s life changing trip to China and the experience that made him think differently. You are irreplaceable at home.
What is your biggest worry when it comes to your children and how/what are you doing to mitigate these concerns?
It is hard to find a balance between rules and risk taking. My biggest fears are carparks and anything to do with water…
Jonathan Hunter also talks about the impact of his son Wil’s dyspraxia and how it has affected the family.
Most proud moment – when did you really nail it as a Dad?
Every time my kids call me dad…
When my kids want to do activities that you have interest in…
Favourite Dads Toy – His man room (Bungalow out the back of the house)
Productivity tool or website – Herald Sun Super Coach & Mindful Apps
Ensure time for yourself – Exercise in the mornings
Innovative Discipline – Distraction
Family Tradition – Family holiday once a year & annual boys day
Personal Habit – Being a child myself
Surround yourself with people who make you feel good.
Jonathan reminds Dads to hug your kids everyday.