In this interview hosted by Julie Hawkins LLB (hons) , founder of SMBN with Michael Ray aka Charlie's Dad, we talk about Single Parenting, Flexible Working, Gender Equality, Parenting Equality, and all things human! Michael is a personal trainer Single Dad, and he has a history in Security for some very famous rock stars!
Breadwinner and nurturer no longer being two separate and distinct role for men and women The importance of trauma to help us realise we need to prioritise our kids Protecting your kids’ self-esteem The new to reduced as working dad workload, enabled by being our own boss Time blocking for your kids Think about how you want to be remembered Charlie’s day
Michael Ray speaks about his insight from his personal journey raising his daughter and the profound impact being a solo dad has had on his outlook. Michael addresses the gender and societal roles that are no longer applicable and the negative impacts on organisations, business, and personal outcomes
Being a single parent is hard, but it can be joyful too. Legendary single Dad, champion father we discuss both with single dad Michael Ray.
For the last 6 years, Michael has been bringing up his daughter on his own. Oh, and did I mention that Michael was 51 when this happened and is an ex- bouncer, bodybuilder and Personal Trainer? Michael delves into what it was like raising his daughter, fighting stereotypes and also turning into a campaigner and reformer after being banned from his daughters ballet school.
Michael Ray became a dad for the first time at forty-nine. At fifty-one, the bloke who had worked most of his adult life as a Stripper, Bouncer and Trainer became a full-time single parent, raising his two-year-old daughter Charlie on his own. To say he was under-prepared, ill-equipped and overwhelmed, would be something of an understatement