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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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Mother’s Day Memories

By Alison Marsh. It was a near miss but all part of the holiday fun. Walking the bush track near our home on ANZAC Day the other week, we passed many families. Maybe it was because it was a public holiday, or because it was such a beautiful autumn day, but we had never seen so many families on the track. Not too many seemed up for a chat, except one ...

By |2023-05-08T12:22:16+10:00May 5th, 2023|Children, Dads, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • masculinity

The Illusion of Toxic Masculinity

By Jerome Teelucksingh. ABSTRACT The various theories, models and terms associated with anti-social actions of boys and men need to be questioned. Some are unscientific, and others promote a false and negative image of masculinity. This negativity creates a confused generation of boys and men who are reluctant to express themselves and realize their full potential. The result is that many males are vulnerable to mental-health disorders. Keywords: boys, health, male, ...

By |2023-04-01T15:58:03+10:00April 3rd, 2023|MANHOOD, MENS HEALTH|0 Comments
  • children

Winner Takes All

This week a television crew from the Japanese public broadcaster came to Sydney to interview family law specialist Justin Dowd, a former President of the NSW Law Society. Japan is considering a move away from mum-custody towards “joint parental authority” -- which recognises that it’s in the best interests of children to have both mum and dad remain involved in their care. The Japanese crew came to Australia because they acknowledge ...

By |2023-02-17T15:31:04+10:00February 14th, 2023|Children, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|1 Comment
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New App Aims to Fix the Male ‘Friendship Gap’ in Australia

Australian mateship is a cornerstone of our culture, but an increasing number of Australia men say they’re lonely. A new app aims to bring them back together. January 2023: Whether it’s used to describe friends who are always free for a beer or soldiers on the battlefield, the term ‘mateship’ is a symbol of unconditional support, especially when times are challenging. But, there’s a gap between the iconic idea of mateship ...

By |2023-02-10T07:57:11+10:00February 10th, 2023|Dads|0 Comments
  • family law

Empty Days, Lonely Nights

By Bettina Arndt -- The Sydney Morning Herald, April 28, 2014 A belief that children under three should not stay overnight with their separated or divorced father has underpinned our family law system for years. Has it all been a mistake? Bettina Arndt reports. Editor’s Note: Little has changed in the last ten years. Now, more than ever, changes are needed in Australia’s family law system. Across Australia, fathers are being ...

  • gratitude

Gratitude: The Heartbeat of Love

New research validates age-old wisdom: the simple habit of gratitude can transform a jaded marriage into a joyous encounter. By Marilyn Rodrigues A University of North Carolina study highlighted the association of gratitude with a happy marriage. Cameron Gordon, the study’s lead author, said that the goodwill generated by grateful spouses creates a “reciprocal feedback loop” of marital harmony, helping spouses to view their interactions even on bad days in a ...

By |2022-12-22T12:47:16+10:00December 21st, 2022|FAITH, LOVE & MARRIAGE, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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Dads Do It Different

There's a temptation to focus on the joy and wonder of birth and the bond between a young baby and its mother. But it's undeniable that the experience for dads is inherently different, whether it's pregnancy, birth, taking care of a tiny infant, or parenting a toddler, youth, tween, and teen. Two Mindsets After decades of our society striving towards gender equality, I still see that men and women approach parenting ...

By |2022-10-31T11:29:53+10:00November 1st, 2022|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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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|1 Comment
  • emotional abuse

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
  • homeschooling

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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