Today is Father’s Day and it’s celebrated in much the same vein as Mother’s Day. Family gatherings and luncheons with the requisite drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are the more popular ways of honouring the nation’s fathers.
However, there is a difference because in some parts of the world Father’s Day is celebrated on March 19, the Feast Day of St Joseph or during April. But that’s a story for another time.
In my younger days, Father’s Day celebrations were not as popular as they are today. So, it is rather difficult for me to write knowledgeably about the subject, but there is an aspect of fatherhood which affects a large proportion of the country’s fathers and which is responsible in large measure for the behaviour of so many of our youths be it school bullying and fighting, rudeness, lack of respect, especially for the elders, and runaway girls.