Dad at 15: Bateman on the best decision he made

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Dad at 15: Bateman on the best decision he made

Post by greeneyed » February 7, 2019, 8:01 pm

Dad at 15: Canberra Raiders new recruit John Bateman on the best decision he made

Canberra recruit John Bateman says it's the best thing that's ever happened to him. We are talking of a decision the 25-year-old made back when he was just 15, when he chose to be a father. His daughter Millie, who turns 10 this year, will be visiting her dad in Canberra in the not too distant future.

"We do have that great connection. It was so hard to say goodbye to her for a couple of months," Bateman said. "I'm really looking forward to her coming to see where I live and what Australia is like, see the kangaroos. It will be a great opportunity in life for her."

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Re: Dad at 15: Bateman on the best decision he made

Post by BJ » February 7, 2019, 10:14 pm

I wanted to play for the Raiders when I was 15 and have a kid when I was 25. Looks like I got it the wrong way round.

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Post by -PJ- » February 8, 2019, 2:35 pm

I was a dad at 23.
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Post by sprintman » February 8, 2019, 3:45 pm

I was a dad at 46. No point rushing

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Post by Bay53 » February 8, 2019, 7:45 pm

Sounds to me like he became a father at 15, then decided he needed to act like a father.

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Post by Dusty » February 8, 2019, 8:31 pm

Bay53 wrote:Sounds to me like he became a father at 15, then decided he needed to act like a father.
And good on him.


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Re: Dad at 15: Bateman on the best decision he made

Post by PigRickman » February 9, 2019, 8:08 am

Becoming a father is not always convenient, but I think if you throw yourself into it and commit to your family and love your kids, being a dad is never a bad thing, even if it feels like it at the time
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Post by dubby » February 9, 2019, 2:10 pm

No kids for me.

But my mum (RIP) had me at 16

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