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Anybody Can Be a Father, It Takes a Special Person To Be a Dad

In the Beginning My story really starts off no different than many of yours. I was born and raised in a small town in a two-parent household, the oldest of five children. I was surrounded by family, friends, and support my entire life. None of my friends were from divorced or separated families. None of my friends had a parent who died. I had no experience with these traumas and never ...

By |2021-10-12T16:04:13+10:00October 12th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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A 7-Point Plan of Reforms to Australia’s Child Support System

Australia’s child support system was introduced by the Hawke Government in 1988. Since that time, it has undergone various incremental reforms such that the system as it stands in 2021 at times seems to work contrary to the well-being of children and their parents.  According to a renowned expert on such matters, Professor Patrick Parkinson, from the University of Queensland Law School, says the introduction of the child support system in ...

By |2021-09-23T06:53:04+10:00September 23rd, 2021|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, SINGLE DADS|1 Comment
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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day. Many are getting breakfast in bed, Father’s Day cards and lots of smoochie kisses from their children (as Bandit, the dad in Bluey, would say). Not only that, most dads will receive their yearly supply of socks and undies all on the one day. Even more exciting is that the new Dads4Kids TV community service ad is being played on TV all over Australia. Watch it below if ...

By |2021-09-05T09:57:09+10:00September 4th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, GRAND DADS, HUMOUR, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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I Know This Bloke

I know this bloke: he is an old fella, but a single dad. He has been through the mill before; the ‘family court mill’, I mean. Anyway, he now has a 9-year-old little girl who is living with him. She is a beautiful, vibrant, loving, caring little girl. He has no court orders, hasn't been to the courts, hasn't applied, just has an agreement with his wife, and the child is ...

By |2021-08-27T21:40:18+10:00August 28th, 2021|FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Psalm of a Single Father

Dear God, help me to write when I am looking at an empty page. Dear God, help me to be a better person, a better father, a better friend, a better husband. Dear God, help me to become whom You want me to be. Dear God, help me to like Spongebob Squarepants reruns. https://youtu.be/TKmaDtXc0vc   Dear God, help me not to get cranky when my daughter leaves a mess wherever she ...

By |2021-08-20T10:05:42+10:00August 20th, 2021|FAITH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Men in Crisis

“Can you help me?” These were the words I first heard when I picked up the phone. “I can’t see my kids and I don’t know what to do. I feel like giving up and I am thinking about killing myself to shut off the pain.” The matter-of-fact way he said these words told me that this was no veiled threat, but a carefully considered option. Men don’t usually tell you ...

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Chips and Gravy

It's Friday night and I have just come home from the fish-and-chip shop up the road. I went up earlier with my 9-year-old daughter Angel. While we were waiting for our order -- chips and gravy -- she was telling me with much conviction that if you spit chewing gum onto the footpath, some people will come along and pick it up, and because it has your tooth-prints in the gum, ...

By |2021-08-20T10:06:29+10:00August 15th, 2021|Children, MENS HEALTH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Missing My Dad

Sometimes I find myself wondering what it would be like if he were here now. I’d like to make a place for him at our table for Christmas lunch, like I do for Mum and other family and friends. I’d like to serve him and make up the spare room in our home. I’d like him to see what I’ve become. I was a skinny, pimply, constantly awkward teenager when he ...

By |2021-08-02T17:00:31+10:00August 5th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, GRAND DADS, MOTHERS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Fight Like a Pro

My good friend Robert Day sent me a link. He said, “Check out Gavin Topps and his ‘Fight Like a Pro’ Program”. Rob is a Dads4Kids board member. He has worked with men all his life. He knows men. So, I just had to check it out for myself. Below is the challenging call to Manhood from the Gavin Topps Rite of Passage for the Modern Man landing page. “Friend, if ...

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Learning to Father

Yes, you can learn to father. Hear from 86-year-old Clive on how he went from having no relatable dad in his life to becoming the pivot around which many from inside and outside of his bloodline proudly call him ‘dad’. How do you learn to be a father when you have not had a good example from your father? Can you just trust instinct? Is that enough? And when you decide ...

By |2021-07-08T12:23:07+10:00July 8th, 2021|Dads, FAITH, PODCASTS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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