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  • Frank Capra

When Real Men Speak, Truth Trumps Fiction

The life of Frank Capra is a reminder that real-life stories are often the most powerful we will ever hear. When real men like Frank Capra speak, truth trumps fiction.  Like many in Generation X, I was raised on television by Boomers who chose to co-parent with the idiot box! I was one of those taught to sit in front of the television and told to "speak only when you're spoken ...

By |2021-12-03T17:14:39+10:00December 3rd, 2021|Dads, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • involved fathers

Involved Fathers Are Indispensable

The role that involved fathers play is vital. The opposite is also true: uninvolved fathers can cause significant wounds. But even these wounds can be redeemed to help others. “An engaged and loving father is the most powerful man-making force on the planet,” writes Earl Hipp in his perceptive article titled Healing the Absent Father Wound. He goes on: The opposite is also true. When fathers are absent, physically or emotionally, the ...

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‘Dads on Duty’ Deploys Dads in Schools to End Gang Violence

American fathers have launched a new initiative in schools that provides a powerful reminder of the important role dads play in the lives of their children – and the community. To tackle rising school violence, up to 40 dads from Southwood High School in Louisiana have banded together under the banner Dads on Duty USA. Their battle plan is simple: be present on school grounds. According to CBS, "the students say ...

By |2021-10-29T08:24:09+10:00October 29th, 2021|Dads, GRAND DADS, MANHOOD, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS, STEPDADS|0 Comments
  • 3 things

3 Things You Get from a Father

Albert Einstein said, “Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” Einstein must have been writing about Larry Stockstill. The words on Larry’s weekly blog are certainly wise and get straight to the point. “My goal is to impart timeless truths that will enhance your value as a leader and keep you there your entire life journey.  If you have observed influential leaders who ...

By |2021-10-23T15:23:13+10:00October 23rd, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • chuck norris

10 Chuck Norris Facts That Are Fuel for Dad Life

The internet was ablaze in the 2000s with quips featuring American actor Chuck Norris (aka Carlos Ray Norris). Some of the best examples included, “Chuck Norris’s mind is connected to the internet. He refreshes Web pages by blinking;” and “Chuck Norris grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils water with his rage.” Another is, “Chuck Norris can ride a motor without a cycle.” Add to this, “When Chuck Norris crosses ...

By |2021-10-22T22:42:08+10:00October 23rd, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • children

Our Children are the Answer, Not the Problem to Our Environmental Challenges

Emily Holleman a writer for The Cut, - part of New York Magazine’s ‘One Great Story’ section - recently condemned bearing children in the age of the “apocalypse,” selfish. As a committed father of five, I was intensely interested in what she had to say. Holleman’s reflection on anxiety and personal loss in a time of uncertainty is the better part of what becomes an environmentalist “sermon”. An autobiographical piece, the ...

By |2021-10-12T15:52:38+10:00October 12th, 2021|NEW DADS, PREGNANCY & BIRTH|1 Comment
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Suicide: The Unspoken Epidemic Destroying Our Nation

Men are killing themselves in record numbers, yet we refuse to talk about it. Men achieve all that they are told will satisfy them, and yet they can not see enough joy and hope in life to keep going. It is time to speak up and stop this silent epidemic of death against men and their families. 13 months ago I wrote a post on this website about dads who kill ...

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The One Question Your Daughter Needs You To Answer

Did you know that you can mess up most things about being a dad to your daughter and yet still raise a successful young woman? You just need to answer one question for her. In this post, Guy explains what that is and how you can answer it. Being a dad can be complicated.  Anyone who is a dad knows this well. I remember well the months and even years leading ...

By |2021-10-04T05:44:29+10:00October 4th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS, TRAINING|0 Comments
  • better father

How to Be a Better Dad

Orlando Battista said, “The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.” Orlando Battista is right. Our children don’t want things, they want us.  The team at our friends at the Fathering Centre in Kansas City USA had this to say in an article titled, “Kids Say THIS Is the Best Way to Be a Better Dad”. “As is often the case, ...

By |2021-10-01T22:47:41+10:00October 2nd, 2021|Babies, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington – The Meaning of Manhood in an anti-John Wayne world

Other than headlining Hollywood blockbusters, Denzel Washington is also a sharp, and gifted public speaker. Staying true to the latter, Washington delivered a 30min address during this year’s Better Man event in Orlando, Florida. https://youtu.be/NWl4L4yKN04   The John Wayne Formula In a sit-down interview with the Reverend A. R Bernard, Washington talked about the meaning of manhood in today’s world, and how faith takes centre stage in his life. Addressing the Better ...

By |2021-10-01T22:28:47+10:00October 2nd, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, MENS HEALTH, NEW DADS, VIDEOS|0 Comments
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