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  • Strong Daughters

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Having worked in the film and TV industry for over 20 years, I certainly appreciate a good story, well told through the medium of moving pictures. Here at Dads4Kids, we love shining a light on great films, especially those with strong fathering themes, and we have done so for many years through this weekly newsletter and our Daily Dad website. See here, here and here ...

By |2023-06-03T07:56:24+10:00June 2nd, 2023|Children, Dads, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • social media

U.S. Advisory Admits Link Between Teen Suicide and Social Media

Vivek Murthy’s latest advisory is spotlighting the link between social media and teen suicide. Murthy, a Democrat, and the current United States Surgeon General said, “For too many children, social media use is compromising their sleep and valuable in-person time with family and friends.” “We are in the middle of a national youth mental health crisis, and I am concerned that social media is an important driver of that crisis.” Speaking ...

By |2023-06-01T10:54:07+10:00June 1st, 2023|Children, Dads, MOTHERS, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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Courage vs the ‘Happiness’ Credit Card

My soapbox needs an upgrade. Previously I made do with an upturned milk crate. I could – metaphorically – stand atop and crusade. My crusade is usually stirred of a parenting niggle but my audience is sometimes just me. This time around I want to stand a little taller and shout out a little louder. A new soapbox on a grander scale might help or maybe trade up to five milk ...

By |2023-05-30T15:31:08+10:00May 30th, 2023|Children, Dads, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • fatherhood initiative

Funding Fatherhood Puts the Paternal Back out on Patrol

Ron DeSantis doubling down on his fatherhood initiative gives further life to Florida’s fight for fathers. Speaking to a pro-life group on Saturday, the governor recommitted to the pro-dad program aimed at ending the fatherless epidemic. Dubbed House Bill 7065, 2022, the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative was unanimously signed into law last May. One year on and DeSantis is adamant that help for dads is hope for their kids.   If ...

By |2023-05-24T11:40:04+10:00May 25th, 2023|Children, Dads, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES, MANHOOD|0 Comments
  • outdoor

50 Outdoor Activities Every Child Must Experience

After interviewing a number of children under the age of 12, the National Trust has released a list of 50 outdoor activities every child must experience. The truth is, children need adventure – and outdoor adventure. The great news is, most of them require a $0 investment from mum and dad! I don’t know about number 30 but I’m willing to try just about all of them. Which one’s your favourite? Adventurer ...

By |2023-05-22T15:05:06+10:00May 22nd, 2023|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Brave Quest: Inviting Our Sons to Great Significance

The phone rang. It was my Dad, the one and only Warwick Marsh. “Hey Nat, do you want to interview a friend of mine from Kansas City?” “Sure, tell me more!” was my quick response, as Dad knows I love meeting and interviewing people. Dad continued, “Dean Briggs is His name. He’s a big deal in the global prayer movement, and has written a book called Brave Quest.” Sounded interesting to ...

By |2023-05-22T15:27:55+10:00May 19th, 2023|Children, Dads, MANHOOD, RITES OF PASSAGE|0 Comments
  • Rock

7 Famous Rock Dads Who’ve Collaborated with their Kids

Never let fame get in the way of fatherhood. This is the quasi-example set by at least seven rock dads who’ve had no problems collaborating with their kids. Headline acts sharing the spotlight is about as down to earth as rockstars being on time, or helping roadies unload their own gear. Ask any genuine musician who they’d prefer to play alongside. Given the choice, most would choose the ‘stay humble, or ...

By |2023-05-18T12:06:26+10:00May 18th, 2023|Children, Dads, Other Topics|0 Comments
  • Coach

Why You Need a Parenting Coach

If you want to be good at something, it’s best to get a coach. The best sportspeople, businesspeople, and musicians in the world usually have coaches, teachers, or guides. They know that to be the best they can be, they need someone to help analyse what they’re doing, find space for improvement, and guide them to it. But many parents go it alone. They figure it out as they go along, ...

By |2023-05-15T13:56:57+10:00May 15th, 2023|Children, Dads, MOTHERS, TRAINING|0 Comments
  • International Boys' Days

International Boys’ Day – 16 May + Thank God for Mothers

Today, Sunday 14 May, is Mother’s Day but this coming, Tuesday 16 May, is International Boys' Day. What do these two days have in common? #1. Without mothers, we would not have any boys to celebrate. #2. The greatest defenders and promoters of boys are mothers. For that we are grateful. Take for example Kirralie Smith, 2023 Mother of the Year for Family Voice. Kirralie is the founder of 'Binary' who ...

By |2023-05-13T18:32:19+10:00May 13th, 2023|Children, Dads, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • Maternal

Empowering Young Women to Embrace Their Maternal Instincts

Edited extract from her latest book expected to be published in late 2023. During a brief one-hour interstate flight I sat beside a young man (whom I shall call Ben) in his late twenties. He was married with a seven-month-old son. He’d recently started his own business in construction but now needed his wife to return to work for a year or so – “Just so that we can get on ...

By |2023-05-10T17:04:30+10:00May 11th, 2023|AUTHORS, Babies, Children, Dads, MOTHERS|1 Comment
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