You know the score, in the Hall of Fame we pick one Badass Dad each month to showcase and celebrate their awesomeness. This month Dean Bathgate is here to share the wisdom that comes with a beard as epic as his:
I am a video game loving guy, husband & dad who part directs a company with my own dad, I'm married to a wonderful woman who supports me and has given me two wonderful kids, a son & a daughter.
Playing/building lego with my little man as well as helping him with his homework, my daughter is still tiny but I love to make her laugh and smile and can't wait until she can join in with the mad house
The greatest challenge of being a father is...
Trying to juggle a balance between being a husband, dad and working so that I don't feel like I am favouriting one over the other.
Knowing what you know now, is there anything you would do differently as a parent?
Plan, plan a lot more stuff that we needed when my wife was pregnant and not listen to others opinions of how I should parent.
What is your most treasured moment with your child/children so far?
It has to be cutting the cord with both my children and then passing them to my wife to hold. Knowing they are here in this world safe and sound and going to be well looked after
What advice would you give to new first time fathers?
Don't let others tell you how to parent or how to be as a dad. Find a parenting style that works for you and do it. There is no right or wrong way of doing it.
It's an awesome group of dads who are all genuine and always around to help and never judge you, unlike other groups,with the Badass Dad Clan you can be yourself.
It's been awesome hearing from Dean, what a Badass Dad! Thanks for taking the time to get involved.
If you have what it takes to be featured then get in touch, we'd love to showcase you in our Hall of Fame!