Recently, I live with a fifth-grade boy.
It does not mean I abducted him, nor he asked for revenge or bodyguards as in the movie "Leon."
I simply started living with a woman with a fifth-grade kid.
When I started living with a fifth-grade kid, I have noticed I thought about a lot of things from the perspective of raising children.
Of course, there are a lot of successes and mistakes.
So I decided to write down such notices and mistakes as Parenting Diary.
I used to do research in the field of cultural anthropology and did fieldwork.
It is said that it is better to keep a diary while doing fieldwork because one can view oneself from a third person's perspective.
I think raising children and interacting with children is a kind of fieldwork.
I thought by keeping Parenting Diary, I see myself from the third person's perspectives.
It would be an opportunity to revisit how to treat my child while observing myself like that.
Here, I would like to share success stories and failure cases of actual experiences and worries and exchange opinions.
Also, I would like to support parents who are worried about their child and child care by letting them use this diary as a reference.
Thankfully, a new child will be born in January.
Although it is still an unknown world for me, I would like to share what Newborn Baby and 5th graders will teach me.
So, this is the beginning of the Japanese Father's Parenting Diary.