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Children Need Father Figures – Stepfathers Have to Step Up

We have all no doubt heard the statistics regarding separation and divorce in this country -- something like 30% of marriages end in divorce, and a huge number of Australian children are forced to cope with life after marital breakdown. The typical divorce scenario in Australia today is that mum gets custody of the children and dad (hopefully) gets access and an obligation to pay Child Support. Children from broken marriages ...

By |2022-08-13T09:11:37+10:00August 12th, 2022|SINGLE DADS, STEPDADS|0 Comments
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8 Keys to Live through Divorce & Separation – A Layman’s Survival Guide

As someone who has been through the very difficult travails of divorce and undertaken various versions of shared care over the past 15 years, I understand all too well the confusion, stress and sadness these difficult travails bring with them. I have, however, learned a few things along the way that I hope might be of benefit to those fellow travellers who are about to, or are, experiencing similar life experiences. ...

By |2022-08-08T11:01:26+10:00August 5th, 2022|Children, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAITH, MENS HEALTH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Trying to Get It Right

My life as a dad is whatever you get when you tumble excitement and pride and joy and sweet-sadness and wholeheartedness together. The heady mix of emotion had me blurt out an “I love you” to my girls on their mum’s voicemail and spontaneously add: “I am just so proud to be your dad!” My thoughts turn often to my earthly angels when they are not in my care. While there ...

By |2022-07-30T11:14:03+10:00July 30th, 2022|Children, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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A Single Dad’s Greatest Fear

Apparently, fear is a great motivator. To change a behaviour, people will try to move away from or avoid a fear. People will also change their behaviour when motivated by moving toward an incentive; however, it is fear that is running with me. I have ticked off some crazy mountain climbs that dulled my fear of scaling peaks. I overcame the dreaded apprehension of separation. Through school and beyond I gradually ...

By |2022-07-22T21:11:41+10:00July 22nd, 2022|Children, Dads, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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I told my son I loved him, and I’d see him next week… that was five years ago

Editor's Note: This great article by Josephine Agostino from Kidspot, hosted by News.com.au, is reprinted here as a service to the many single parents who are robbed of their children and their rights as parents. ___ “The only pictures I’ve seen of my kids in that time are on their school reports... I don’t even know where they live. Sadly, I am resigned to the fact I will never have a ...

By |2022-07-12T06:10:51+10:00July 12th, 2022|SINGLE DADS|2 Comments
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I Can Cook: How a Flat Plate Toaster Saved My Life

Last Christmas, two hearty friends of mine surprised me with a present. It was a drinks coaster with a 1950s-style image of an apron-wearing woman holding a toaster with the caption, “If it fits in a toaster, I can cook it!” On its own, it would give most good folks a chuckle, yet, for me, it held a story. In the early days of updating my status to separated parent, I ...

By |2022-07-05T10:30:01+10:00July 5th, 2022|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Luke Batty’s Murder — The Unanswered Questions

How can a man kill his own beloved son? The murder of Luke Batty by his divorced father remains a haunting horror to this day. Yet, Luke's mother Rosie recognised her ex-husband's genuine affection for his son in happier times. On 12 February 2014, Luke Batty was killed by his own father. The event shocked me deeply at the time as a father. For many weeks after the event, I asked ...

By |2022-07-01T16:05:49+10:00July 1st, 2022|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Are You a Dad or a Father?

Thoughts have been running through my head about what makes a dad and what makes a father. It isn’t enough for me to sit still on such immense questions. I have even steered some of my dad-mates into the banter with a genuine desire to land a correct answer. "Dad" or "Father"? To me, there is a heartfelt warmth to being a dad. Father sounds more formal, somewhat elusive and too-busy-for-play ...

By |2022-06-25T03:32:40+10:00June 25th, 2022|Children, Dads, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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‘Fatherhood’: Touching, Hilarious Film About a Single Dad

Recently on a flight -- my first flight with my baby son -- I was able to catch the 2021 comedy-drama Fatherhood, starring the irrepressible Kevin Hart of Jumanji fame. The film centres on single dad Matt Logelin, left alone with his baby daughter Maddy after Matt’s wife Liz unexpectedly dies following childbirth. It is based on a true story by the real Matt Logelin, published under the title Two Kisses ...

By |2022-06-27T08:14:33+10:00June 23rd, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, HUMOUR, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Single Dad to Super Dad

I have an affinity with single parents, especially since becoming one myself. My circumstances have created openings to meet some dads whose whole being is put into being a dad. Of course, there are a few dads who ought to lift their game; however, I tend only to mention the dads that do great things because, for me, they are a starting point for what I might achieve. I like to ...

By |2022-06-17T17:28:11+10:00June 17th, 2022|SINGLE DADS|1 Comment
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