In a recent interview with Vox he outlined his beliefs that fathers should make efforts to engage in dialogue with their children about a broad range of social issues early in their lives.
There's a challenge to be thoughtful about all those things together (LGBTQ+ rights, imbalances to gender, economic differences,), we had a great conversation about mental illness and what that means - sick not weak, that sort of stuff.
My son who's eight now - the two year old we're still easing along - he's getting it, but you look at conversations they have in the schoolyard...
One incident in particular stuck out in his mind - the issue of how the media perceives women and how children's impressions of people's value are altered by it:
I caught Ella-Grace at one point leafing through a magazine, a Vogue or a Cosmo, or something and saying 'Yep, she's a ten, she's just sort of an eight but the face is sort of medium'.
I was like, 'My God Ella! Sophie, come here and tell Ella! Ella, you can't judge people by their appearances.'
She said, 'But this is a magazine that is all about judging people on appearances' - so I thought 'Ok, I'm raising a good debater there', but just talking about it and getting through those reflections and engaging and real people and inner beauty is important.