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  • marriage junkie

Confessions of a Marriage Junkie

I have a confession to make. I’m a ‘marriage junkie’. Before I go any further let me warn you: this is a blast from the past in more ways than one. You see, I have written about this before, and I wish I could say I am getting better, but it is not the case. So why am I a marriage junkie and what exactly is a “Marriage Junkie?” Maybe it’s ...

By |2022-11-25T09:27:09+10:00December 2nd, 2022|FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
  • 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
  • imagination

The Hills Hoist Helicopter

As a kid, an atlas could hold me entranced for hours. The individually coloured lands and crazy contortions of coastlines mesmerised me. My boyhood fascination for maps was revived last week as I arrived for dinner at Simon’s grandparents'. Simon and his pop were surveying a school atlas. Because I am not so modest with my adventures, I turned the conversation to how I had flown to the other side of ...

By |2022-11-29T07:29:43+10:00November 29th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • fight fair

How to Fight Fair

‘Shhhh… not in front of the kids!’ We’ve all been there: In the car with a captive audience… or at the dinner table. An argument erupts and the question is: do you save it for later? Or just let it all out in front of the kids? Studies conducted at the University of Rochester, NY, found that it’s okay for your kids to see you argue, as long you work it ...

By |2022-11-24T11:43:30+10:00November 28th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • International Men’s Day

Millions Support Men and Boys

International Men’s Day 2022 was marked by people all over the world on 19 November, demonstrating their support for men and boys everywhere. “I'd like to say a massive thank you and give my support to all the men who do their best each and every single day for their loved ones, for society, for humans in general, to make the world go round. Thank you, it's very much appreciated.” These ...

By |2022-11-25T08:51:59+10:00November 25th, 2022|Children, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH|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
  • Big Red Car

The Big Red Car

I match up as a handyman as Arnold Schwarzenegger would as a ballet dancer. For me, anything more complicated than stapling four pieces of paper is a project. It requires plans, an almighty amount of careful thought and concerted visualisation. Therefore, offering to build my daughter a robot costume for the Book Week parade a couple of years ago was both terrifying and exciting. The terrifying thought came of my own ...

By |2022-11-22T10:48:41+10:00November 22nd, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, SINGLE 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
  • Helping Men and Boys

International Men’s Day – Helping Men and Boys

Launched in 1999, and now celebrated in more than 90 countries worldwide, International Men’s Day is going from strength to strength. International Men’s Day celebrates positive male role models and the loving strength that men bring to their families and communities. We highlight the need to address the male suicide crisis and we often campaign for improvement in men’s health. One of the six pillars of International Men’s Day is: “To focus on ...

By |2022-11-11T15:52:32+10:00November 11th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH|0 Comments
  • freedom from the past

When History Repeats, Choose Freedom

We remember sitting with a young couple who were locked in combat. She was prone to reactive outbursts and he was mystified as to what he was doing to trigger it. As we probed her about her family of origin, the penny dropped: she was repeating a relationship pattern that she had established with her mother. With this new insight, the couple was able to identify her conflict preconditions which equipped ...

By |2022-11-09T19:17:25+10:00November 10th, 2022|FAMILIES, GRAND DADS, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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