Being the change we want to see in our children

A father should be the person he wants his child to be by setting a good example

On my ninth birthday, almost three decades ago, my father made the decision to give up smoking cigarettes.

Then already in his late 40s, my dad had been a smoker for more than half his life.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 20, 2018, with the headline 'Being the change we want to see in our children'. Subscribe