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Father’s Day — A single mom’s perspective

Jamila and her father Gary Cross

By Jamila Cross, athletesdiscovered@gmail.com

My forward-thinking editor always has me on my toes: “Would you be able to do the sports column for Father’s Day?” I am thrilled, because fatherhood is a topic close to my heart as a single mother of three young boys.

I have come up in the world of organised sport, and being competitive and disciplined is in my DNA; it has given me some of the tools that have shaped the way I engage with and educate my sons. However, I truly believe that my first parenting lessons came from my family home.

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