Podcast Episode 123: From CEO to Stay-at-Home Dad

Thanks so much for coming by to check out Episode 123 of The New Family Podcast where we talk to a dad about the shift from CEO to stay-at-home dad.

Tom Collin joins us on the show today. Formerly the CEO of the Malaysia operation of GEMS Education, Tom left his job so his wife could pursue a great opportunity at MIT. He’s here to tell us about what this transition has been like, and what it means to him to have more time with the kids.

Here are some great resources related to my discussion with Tom.

Tom’s LinkedIn profile

Tom’s interview in Page Executive

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Tom’s Favourite Parenting Advice
“It’s oddly enough not from a person—being in education myself, I’m guessing it’s intimidating to provide unsolicited advice. But I was immensely impressed by a piece in the Atlantic called “The Overprotected Kid,” published a few years ago. It was a piece about a playground in Wales called “The Land.” The broader theme of the piece was that, as a society, we’re making a major mistake by protecting our children from perceived risks and not exposing them to real risks. This has indeed fed my views and developed my views both as a school administrator and as a parent that we need to expose our children to genuine risk and danger, not such that they will lose life and limb but such that they have a genuine thrill of what it is they are experiencing. I think we have to keep that in mind.”

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Brandie is a long-time parenting editor, writer and spokesperson. Most recently editor-in-chief of Canadian Family magazine, Brandie has also been the parenting and relationships editor for the Toronto Star, founding editor of two Toronto Star websites, and an editor for Today's Parent. Brandie is a single mother of two in Toronto and a frequent television and radio guest on parenting topics. A former digital director at House & Home Media, she also consults on digital audience engagement. Contact her here.


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