Meet Seamus Byrne: Untangling tech and science for 21st century parents

Kinderling News & Features

Dad-of-two Seamus Byrne has the job most kids dream of. Writing about video games, playing video games, and watching other people play video games.

Ok sure, he's also a well respected tech-journalist and former Managing Editor of ScienceAlert and CNET, and technology commentator. He has also spent time as a yo-yo expert. Seriously!

When he isn't flying around the world to cover huge tech conferences and e-Sport tournaments, he's a guest on The Parent Panel. 

The techie and dad opens up about what he misses about life before kids, and why fatherhood is an ever changing game.

1. What is your favourite thing about being a father?

Watching these young humans evolve and find their place in the world. Seeing how early they are 'themselves' and then how they embrace who they are along they way.

2. What’s your favourite thing to do with your children?

Have conversations about the world, science, and culture. It's wonderful to watch things click as we discuss big ideas and how the world works in different ways. 

3. What is the thing you miss most about life pre-children?

Carefree sleep. 

4. What has been the biggest surprise for you about being a father?

I'm so much more of a 'Captain Safety' than I thought I was going to be. It's so hard to hold yourself back from constantly trying to be protective!

5. What does 'me time' look like for you?

I try to catch a quiet day (or half day) when I travel for work. It's the best/easiest opportunity to catch a genuine window of time to just sit, read, reflect without the household routine getting in the way.

Hear Seamus on The Parent Panel. Listen in Apple Podcasts and the free Kinderling app!