Rod Lampard

About Rod Lampard

Rod, his wife Jonda, and their five kids are homeschooling veterans. Rod spent 12 years in management at Koorong, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry & Theology, and is a writer for the theological, politically edgy news site Caldron Pool. Rod also writes for the Spectator. Find his personal blog here.
  • men

New Book Offers Hope for Men in a Post-Feminist World

A new book from Richard V. Reeves is winning widespread applause for offering hope to men in a post-feminist world. Released in September, ‘Of Boys and Men: Why the modern male is struggling, why it matters, and what to do about it, the father, author, and British-American expat argues for a fundamental shift in the societal attitude towards masculinity. The Guardian highlighted two of Reeves’ major points, first congratulating the author ...

By |2022-11-24T13:21:29+10:00December 1st, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD, MENS HEALTH, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • authentic manhood

Authentic Fatherhood Breeds Authentic Men

Fatherhood is to a son’s manhood, as manhood is to a dad’s fatherhood. They’re inseparable elements in the way fathers raise their sons to be men, because they reflect each other. A few points in a recent piece from All Pro Dad’s BJ Foster hit a six on the subject. Role Models Foster offered four ways to father their sons into manhood, introducing his argument with a simple: ‘Sons need their ...

By |2022-11-22T14:20:24+10:00November 24th, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • social media

Teen Suicide and Social Media

There’s a heavy silence around the connection between teen suicide and social media. Victims of this epidemic are usually in their teens, and come from a variety of backgrounds. While the consensus is that this connection is difficult to find, one study said there was a ‘direct association between heavy social media/internet use and increased suicide attempts.’ Factors include unrestricted access to the internet, resulting in exposure to inappropriate content, and ...

By |2022-11-14T22:39:57+10:00November 17th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, NEW DADS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
  • youth suicide awareness

3 Dads Walking to Raise Teen Suicide Awareness

Three grieving dads in the United Kingdom are walking around the country attempting to raise awareness about teen suicide. Mike, Andy, and Tim lost their daughters, Beth, Sophie, and Emily, to the UK suicide epidemic. They chose fundraiser walking as a way of challenging the culture and honouring their daughters’ memory. So far, the suicide-bereaved fellowship of three have raised over £880,000, with the hope of reaching £1,000,000. A number far ...

By |2022-11-11T07:12:28+10:00November 11th, 2022|Children, Dads, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • RFDS fundraiser

Single Dad Runs 500km with Kids in a Wheelbarrow for RFDS Fundraiser

Australian dad James Brougham is setting the dad-life bar high, running 500km while pushing his kids in a wheelbarrow to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS). So far, the single father and his young sidekicks, both under the age of six, have made it 387km, raising AUD $7,196 for the medical aviation organisation founded by the Reverend John Flynn in 1928. Relying heavily on donations to stay solvent, ...

By |2022-10-31T22:00:48+10:00November 3rd, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • dad-daughter bond

Why Shared Activities Are Essential to the Dad-Daughter Bond

A majority of dads bond with their daughters through shared activities. Dad and daughter bonds are linked to what a 2013 Baylor University study called ‘closeness in the doing.’ “This is,” Baylor affirmed, “the masculine style of building closeness.” Mums tend to bond through the “feminine orientation of talking” -- an observation the study described as “closeness in dialogue.” Building Memories Leaning on experiential data, Baylor noted, “When asked what key ...

By |2022-10-29T13:56:24+10:00October 28th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
  • labour

Dad Deploys Child Labour Photo to Inspire Children to Do the Household Chores

James Richards, a dad in the United Kingdom, has taken a different approach to discipline, and he’s winning props for the idea. The Kent father-of-three came up with a creative way to reach his chore-averse kids by using an example from history to teach them gratitude, as well as the difference between work and slavery. Richards, fed up with his children going AWOL from the housework, decided to act. Visual Reminder ...

By |2022-10-11T16:33:59+10:00October 11th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • Caregivers

Dads Are Caregivers Too

If mothers and children are to be properly supported, educators and employers must recognise the vital role of fathers as caregivers too. “Schools and companies need to understand that dads can be parents too." An article recently published by Employee Benefit News rightly argued that ‘companies need to support working dads as caregivers.’ Despite its war-on-the-patriarchy, gender-neutral, wonky woke tone, EBN’s argument, put forward by associate editor Deanna Cuadra, hit the ...

By |2022-10-06T12:59:48+10:00October 6th, 2022|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • fatigue

Seven Signs of Fatherhood Fatigue

Fatigue can be fatal. Like grief, it hits every one of us in different ways. The best we can do is work the process by way of exercise, rest, and diet, in order to manage a way through it. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle adds another chore to the dad-list, being healthy-minded not only builds energy -- it relieves stress, clears the head, and opens the door to more family activities. ...

By |2022-09-30T17:19:13+10:00September 30th, 2022|Babies, Dads, FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • solve problems

How Dads Can Solve Problems for Their Family

Mistakes dads often make when problem-solving tend to fall into three categories: Cavalier disinterest; Rage quitting; or Jumping the gun. Problem-solving is a chance to weld together a relationship built on trust, love, and reliability. Anything less than a total commitment to finding a resolution is a wasted opportunity. It’s the Homer Simpson of all stuff-ups. The That 70’s Show “dumb ass” answer from Red Forman (Kurtwood Smith) to everything. https://youtu.be/-M2zpodTWwY ...

By |2022-09-21T08:06:12+10:00September 21st, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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