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Dads4Kids is a harm prevention charity committed to excellence in fathering. Our vision is to transform the nation by inspiring fathers to help their children be the best they can be.There’s a crisis in Australia. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 870,000 children, more than 1 in 6, live without their biological father at home.
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Being the Rock

While much in the way of traditional gender roles has shifted in modern times, most women I know still want a man who can be the rock in the relationship. But just what does being the rock entail? I asked this question in the Community, and this is what a few of the men had to say: Jamie said: “To me, that means being mature, guided by reason and my family’s best ...

By |2022-09-16T12:14:38+10:00September 16th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE, MANHOOD|0 Comments
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Urgent Call for Review of Domestic Violence Services

Australian Bureau of Statistics reveals men and women equally likely to experience emotional abuse. One in Three Campaign “Wednesday’s new ABS report revealed that, in the 12 months prior to the 2016 Personal Safety Survey, women and men were just as likely to report experiencing emotional abuse by a partner -- otherwise known as coercive control,” says Greg Andresen, Senior Researcher with the One in Three Campaign, Australia’s national campaign to ...

By |2022-09-10T08:07:42+10:00September 10th, 2022|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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My Journey From a Teacher to a Homeschooling Parent

Homeschooling has enriched this family's life, reducing stress and creating room for personal flourishing. My name is Heidi; my husband Ben and I are currently on a homeschool journey with our three children aged 7, 10 and 12. I am a qualified teacher and I was teaching casually at the school that my three children attended until late 2021. My husband and I decided that our lives needed to change; we ...

By |2022-09-08T14:43:04+10:00September 10th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, HOMESCHOOLING, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Father’s Day Tribute to a Wonderful Dad and the Story’s Fourth Side

Editor’s Note: Last weekend, Tony Miller attended the Dads4Kids Men's Leadership Summit, where he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his lifetime service and sacrifice for the men, families, and children of Australia. See the photo above. He did not know it was coming. It was our secret. He was happily surprised. Tony's 27-year-old son Cassidy Miller had encouraged him to come. We are so glad he did. ...

By |2022-09-02T23:17:32+10:00September 2nd, 2022|SINGLE DADS|2 Comments
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Love is a Battlefield

Editorial Note: Songs capture moments and sometimes the moments live on. ‘Love is a Battlefield’ is such a song from the eighties that people still sing today and for good reason. The truth hurts and the truth heals. Listen if you dare. ~~~ We are young, heartache to heartache we stand No promises, no demands Love is a battlefield We are strong, no one can tell us we’re wrong Searchin’ our ...

By |2022-08-05T15:30:33+10:00August 5th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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I told my son I loved him, and I’d see him next week… that was five years ago

Editor's Note: This great article by Josephine Agostino from Kidspot, hosted by News.com.au, is reprinted here as a service to the many single parents who are robbed of their children and their rights as parents. ___ “The only pictures I’ve seen of my kids in that time are on their school reports... I don’t even know where they live. Sadly, I am resigned to the fact I will never have a ...

By |2022-07-12T06:10:51+10:00July 12th, 2022|SINGLE DADS|3 Comments
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In Defence of the Father Parent

After a divorce, both the mother and the father become single parents. The default assumption in society is that the mother takes on the bulk of the parenting, but our children deserve both parents in their lives as far as possible. Sitting at my desk on Monday morning, I open up my inbox and there I find waiting for me is the Dads4Kids/Fatherhood Foundation newsletter. “You beauty,” I think to myself, ...

By |2022-05-28T06:52:11+10:00May 27th, 2022|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Australian Brotherhood of Fathers Portrait Project

Editor’s Note: We had a chat with Leith Erickson, founder of the Australian Brotherhood of Fathers, this week and offered to help bring awareness to some of their exciting projects, to support the cause of single fathers. Please find below a thrilling project we believe worthy of your consideration. ___ Photographer Stephen Walton of Sydney has been following the suicide awareness campaign #21fathers since its release. Failing System Stephen contacted the ...

By |2022-03-12T09:20:45+10:00March 12th, 2022|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Anybody Can Be a Father, It Takes a Special Person To Be a Dad

In the Beginning My story really starts off no different than many of yours. I was born and raised in a small town in a two-parent household, the oldest of five children. I was surrounded by family, friends, and support my entire life. None of my friends were from divorced or separated families. None of my friends had a parent who died. I had no experience with these traumas and never ...

By |2021-10-12T16:04:13+10:00October 12th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Remaining the Parent Through Children’s Public Tantrums

Sometimes parents can feel a little helpless when anything they do makes their child’s tantrum worse. Below, Jess Mannion sheds light on how we can respond to kids' tantrums in her blog post titled, ‘Public Tantrums – How To Remain The Parent’. We have all been there. As our children get older, theoretically the tantrums get easier to deal with -- we can explain things more, empathise with how upset they ...

By |2021-07-08T10:47:28+10:00July 8th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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