A school is looking to help improve the relationships Korean fathers form with their children.
The Father School is like a four-day retreat catering to Korean men of all ages, according to Public Radio International.
It’s comprised of four five-hour sessions packed with lessons and activities including one where students learn the proper ‘way to hug.’
Students are typically in their 20s and 30s but have been known to include men up in their 70s as well. One thing transcends the age groups, they all say they’re there because their wives signed them up.
“She basically signed up and said, this is the start date. Go ahead and go,” one man told PRI. “But I’m glad I did it. They had homework, you know, that I normally wouldn’t do. It gave me some insights.“
The school started in 1995 at the Duranno Bible College in Seoul with a mission to help ‘abusive, ineffective and absentee fathers’, according to the New York Times.
It spread to the U.S. in 2000 with lessons targeted more towardsRead More »from South Korean dads go to school to learn ‘how to hug’