13 May 2011

The Korean Dads’ 12-Step Program

The Korean Dads’ 12-Step Program, by Nicole Laporte (New York Times, 6 May 2011)

Excerpts:
A soft-spoken electrical engineer named Edmond Rhim sat in a packed gymnasium with his wife, Hanna, gripping her tiny hand in his. It was the last of four five-hour-long sessions of Father School, and by the end of the night, 70 men — all of them Korean, and almost all of them Christian — would be declared more emotionally adjusted dads. They would even get a certificate, a group photo and a polo shirt to prove it.
Link: The Korean Dads’ 12-Step Program


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