Life's Lessons (according to dads)

Published 31 May, 2016

It’s Father’s Day on 19 June and we’re planning to give the dads in our families plenty of relaxing poolside time, and a few special treats thrown in for good measure! This Tom & Teddy “Life Lessons” video celebrates the strong bond between a father and his son, and captures the fun of learning some invaluable, practical life lessons. Watch the video below and read on to find out how you could WIN a matching set of Tom & Teddies for dad and his little guy.


At Tom & Teddy, we talk to dads a lot. We chat to them at our local pool and when we hit the beach back in Australia. We hear from them via email, and we’re lucky enough to have a good “chinwag” with dads when we attend trade and consumer events. Most of the time we talk about our swim shorts - what they like about them, their favorite prints, or suggestions they may have for the next Tom & Teddy collection. In fact, we love nothing more than to receive feedback from the guys who actually swim in our swimwear.

In the run up to Father’s Day, we thought we’d take the opportunity to ask dads, of boys in particular, about the life lessons they hope to share with their sons, both now and in the future.

Read on for some of our favourite quotes and share your best dad-to-son pearls of wisdom for a chance to WIN a matching set of Father and Son Tom & Teddies. Email your life lesson to: - we’ll pick a winner on Monday, 6th June 2016.*

“I’m a basic cook but I’m keen to pass on the skills I’ve learned.  My tip would be to get 4-5 dishes done to perfection”.

“I’m teaching my son about how to be self-sufficient.  He catches the bus on his own and I follow on my bike (out of sight) just to check he gets there safely.”

“Learn to fix things yourself.  We’ve just graduated to Lego Technic so we can start seeing how things work.”

“It’s never too early to do chores around the house.  In the UK, we did “Bob a Job” when I was growing up and I get my son to do similar chores like cleaning the car, the dishes and even my shoes for his pocket money.”

Keep up the great work dads and Happy Father’s Day to you all!

*Terms and Conditions:

Prize consists of 1 x men’s pair of Tom & Teddy swim shorts and 1 x boy’s pair of Tom & Teddy swim shorts valued at USD154.00. Winner can choose the print and size of their choice. Not redeemable for cash value. Winner will be chosen by the Tom & Teddy team on Monday, 6 June and will be contacted via email. Judge’s decision is final.