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Published: Saturday, June 15 2013 2:25 p.m. MDT

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Werribee, 00

I wish I had been a better dad. I suffered from horrible depression until I was 54 y/o and I withdrew from the world. At one point it got so bad that I became a drug addict. It was the only way I could feel remotely human. I watched my kids grow up as an idle witness. I did what I could to teach them proper principles, but in many ways they had to raise themselves. I deeply regret this.

I'm drug free now and my depression is a thing of the past, but I cannot go back and be the father I should have been. I can only hope that my children will forgive me and allow me to be the father I can now be.

Time with your children is so short. Take the time to bounce them on your knee, wrestle around on the ground and most importantly, listen to them. Be the type of parent you wish you had when you grew up.

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