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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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The Effective Stepfather: A Checklist to Live By

Anyone who has been a father and then a stepfather knows that they aren’t the same. While many aspects of these two roles are similar, it is the unique ones that lead to disillusionment. Franklin put it this way: “I’ve been to every Promise Keepers conference and I’ve studied fathering with my men’s group many times. But nothing has prepared me for being a stepfather. With my own kids I have a ...

By |2021-06-06T09:02:31+10:00May 31st, 2021|Children, FAITH, FAMILIES, STEPDADS|0 Comments
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Homeschooling Tips: Advice from a Father Who Has Done it Before

I am asked repeatedly if I miss homeschooling my children. My answer is consistently a resounding, “no.” The only part of homeschooling I miss is the flexibility it afforded. We were able to travel the world and homeschool on the road. When we read a book, we could visit the city where the book took place. Since the coronavirus has pushed me back into the homeschool teacher seat, I thought I should share how I’m ...

By |2021-06-06T09:21:58+10:00May 24th, 2021|HOMESCHOOLING|0 Comments
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Family First Podcast

Editor's Note: Mark & Susan Merrill from Florida in the USA are an amazing couple who have some great resources. See the links below: The Family First Podcast is the podcast dedicated to providing truth-filled marriage and parenting advice that helps you love your family and others well. Our desire is that the podcast allows us to connect with you all on a deeper level, with richer content, and gives us ...

By |2021-06-07T08:56:20+10:00May 17th, 2021|PODCASTS|0 Comments
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A Tribute to You Dad

Dear Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation, My father died last Sunday 4/3/07 of prostate cancer aged 69. I helped nurse him in last 5 days of his life, staying overnight in hospital with him one night. The pain and agony he suffered must have been excruciating. I am writing this article for two reasons. The first is to urge all men to get themselves regularly checked for prostate cancer (my Dad's cancer was ...

By |2021-06-05T17:48:23+10:00December 18th, 2016|Dads, FAITH|0 Comments
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Holiday Joy

Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea Joy to you and me! Here we come, into the holidays. My two independent elder children will be off with their friends. I will see little of them. My youngest will be at his mother's this Christmas. I am grateful it is a rotation, but I can find it a bit hard. We will all try to be together for a meal ...

By |2021-06-18T15:30:11+10:00December 11th, 2003|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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The Heart of the Matter

Here's a nice message that comes from the Bible. It went the email rounds but was anonymous, so I can't credit the scholar. In the very centre of the Bible, Psalm 118:8, it says (I like the Amplified version translated by Jewish scholars): It is better to trust and take refuge in the Lord [God] than to put confidence in man [general term, men or women -- humans in other words]. ...

By |2021-06-13T14:00:21+10:00November 24th, 2003|FAITH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Without Vision, People Perish

Recently, I have been pondering the relevance of this statement in my own life. It has been a number of years since I separated, but I still struggle with a lack of vision for my life. It doesn’t really matter how you come to be separated from your children and their mother, I think at some time we all experience the same thing -- a need to re-evaluate our vision for ...

By |2021-06-13T13:45:20+10:00October 27th, 2003|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • adventure with kids

Thrive, Not Just Survive

Plan some time out for yourself -- things you enjoy doing, with friends or alone. It maybe off to the sports arena, or the movies, or just a simple lunch at the fish markets. Try inviting some friends over if you can cook, or invite yourself over to some friends. It doesn't have to be expensive to have fun. Cook yourself breakfast in bed, or have a video day. Plan some ...

By |2021-06-14T15:24:41+10:00October 20th, 2003|MENS HEALTH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments

A Tale of Three Cities

A few years ago I was a happily married man -- a beautiful wife, three sons, a home  that  was well on the way to being paid off, a job, and settled in the community.  We had just had our 10-year anniversary -- a night on the town for the family.  A few bumps along the way, including some really tough surprises with our sons' births, but everything was fine -- ...

By |2021-06-14T15:15:51+10:00October 13th, 2003|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAITH, MENS HEALTH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • cricket

Not Just Cricket

At primary school, my eldest son was very keen on cricket. Big problem: the school was not connected into the local cricket team network. So he networked. Cajoling staff and friends' parents alike, he sweet-talked everyone into joining the competition. There were no teachers involved, little sports gear, no school time practice and no coach… Me? I was so sick with asthma until I was 12 that I never got the ...

By |2021-06-14T14:39:55+10:00June 15th, 2003|Children, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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