Andrew Mullins’ career in teaching has included over 30 years teaching the humanities in Australian secondary schools, leading to his interest in presenting the wisdom of classical thinkers and philosophers. In his position as headmaster of Wollemi College, in Sydney, he has involved parents in the process of developing values in young people. He is the author of Parenting for Character. He is currently working on a doctorate on the neural bases of virtue.
The Roman Forum never bustled with Fathers' Day shoppers since dies patrum had not yet been invented. But, make no mistake, fatherhood was appreciated two thousand years ago. If Greek and Roman literature is any indication, many ancient writers regarded it as a great privilege to raise children, and they were not short on parenting know-how.
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