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Tane and Marama are in a band - and a baby is on the way. Music by Nesian Mystic
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What’s it like to be a father?
What are the things that are really important ?
Warren and Sean talk about the most important things they give to their children.
What do you actually do with your baby?
Warren, Tiki and Sean talk about what they actually do with their little ones
Dad feeling left out
Everything changes when you have a baby and you're no longer just a couple. Dads can feel a little left out ...
Your own upbringing
Tiki, Warren and Sean talk about how important their upbringing was in becoming who they've become. And how they were influenced by their dads and mums; and how their mums and dads influence how they raise their kids.
The hardest things for a dad about a baby
Tiki and Warren talk about what they have found to be the hardest things about having a baby in the house.
Whats cool about becoming a dad?
Tiki, Sean and Warren talk about how they love their babies' expressions and what they do with them.
What is the dad's role?
Warren agrees dads and mums may have different roles, but one isn't more important than the other. Getting right in there and hands-on, that's what being a dad is about. Sean says you'll be missing a lot if the dad isn't in there doing things with the baby. Kids really need their hugs and kisses. Time spent with them is the greatest part.
keeping your relationship together
Tiki talks about freaking out when he found his partner was pregnant, and coming to terms with it, and thinking about what his role was going to be his son. Warren talks about how important it was (is) for he and his partner to communicate.
What musicians Tiki Taane, Warren Maxwell and Sean Donnelly have to say about being dads