These celebrities are doing everything they can to shower their children with love, play, good nutrition and protection. They know that a child’s early years are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape brain development and set the foundations of a good life, so they don’t want to miss a moment.
Here’s what they’ve learned about fatherhood.
Since winning MasterChef in 2010, Adam Liaw has become one of Australia’s favourite cooks, authors and television presenters. He travels the world with Destination Flavour
, writes prolifically and speaks out as UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Nutrition. And somehow, he always finds quality time with his two young children.
“I travel a lot so for me the best moments are just the everyday things that I miss when I’m away - building Lego, cooking in the kitchen, playing down at the park, or even just reading a book together,” he explains.
Liaw says fatherhood has shown him the enormous potential in all children.
“Every day I get to see how the smallest thing to a child – a kind word, a guiding hand, a meal, a seed of knowledge – can become a huge influence over time.”
“It’s made me believe even more strongly that UNICEF is helping people at the most important point of their lives. The point when a single action will have the biggest impact, whether that’s on a single child today, a family tomorrow, a community the next day, and even the whole world in the future.”