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Top 5 Things I’ve Learnt Since Becoming a Mum

Being a mum can be a challenging role, but we parents have been entrusted with the vital task of raising the next generation, and it is totally worth it. Here are 5 life lessons about parenting and family life. 1. Tomorrow is a New Day! Cue little red-haired, ringlet-topped Annie ...

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2506, 2022
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Dads4Kids Celebrating 20 Years Helping Our Children Thrive

By |June 25th, 2022|

I have warm memories of my Dad telling my brother and me stories, each night before we went to sleep. Stories of adventures in faraway lands, strange encounters with tigers and black panthers in the wild jungle. True life snake stories (my favourite) and stories about stockmen and horses in ...

2506, 2022
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Are You a Dad or a Father?

By |June 25th, 2022|

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" ...

2506, 2022
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Intentional Relationship

By |June 25th, 2022|

No matter how easy it is to fall in love, staying in love requires attention and effort. Most people drift into love, marriage and family without a whole lot of conscious planning about the kind of relationship they want to have five, ten or twenty years down the track. Whether ...

2306, 2022
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‘Fatherhood’: Touching, Hilarious Film About a Single Dad

By |June 23rd, 2022|

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 ...

2306, 2022
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‘Top Gun – Maverick’ is Action-Based “Dad Cinema” At Its Very Best

By |June 23rd, 2022|

Top Gun: Maverick is smashing box offices, and it’s easy to understand why. The film is spectacularly outpacing its weak-because-they’re-woke counterparts, because the film’s unapologetic dad themes resonate. Alongside the gutsy F-18 camera shots, audiences are in love with the Tom Cruise/Joseph Kosinski sequel because its father-son backstory hits home. Even ...

2106, 2022
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One of Those Days

By |June 21st, 2022|

It started with an alarm I forgot to set the night before. That meant I was awoken unceremoniously by my little boy precisely half an hour late. Of course, this was the day I had a 9 am deadline and an 8.45 am start at playgroup (where I help set ...

1706, 2022
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American NFL Coach Tells Dads: Fathering is Not a Spectator Sport

By |June 17th, 2022|

Retired NFL head coach and African-American hall of famer Tony Dungy wants dads kicking dad-goals into the endzone. The 66-year-old author, father of 11 children, and NBC gridiron analyst is also the co-founder of All Pro Dad, a non-profit branch of pro-marriage outreach Family First. In his 2016 hall-of-fame acceptance ...

1706, 2022
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Single Dad to Super Dad

By |June 17th, 2022|

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 ...

1706, 2022
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Three Ways to a Resilient Marriage

By |June 17th, 2022|

We’ve been hearing from many of our SmartLoving leaders around the world looking for help in supporting couples under stress. There’s certainly a lot of stress going around with pandemic-induced changes and uncertainty. It got us reflecting on marital resilience -- the ability of a relationship to endure and persevere ...

1406, 2022
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My Unlikely Journey Toward Happiness

By |June 14th, 2022|

During the first year of my daughter’s life, I found motherhood quite difficult. I felt swamped by my new role, and somewhere along the way, I lost myself. I felt I had been transformed into a breastfeeding, nappy-changing, baby-burping robot. I had put on about 30 kilos while pregnant and ...

1106, 2022
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Leading from the Heart

By |June 11th, 2022|

Kevin Allen was a pretty committed father before he did the ‘Good to Great’ Fathering Course. When he completed the course in 2019, he went through a supercharging process in his fathering. I can remember talking with Kevin shortly after he finished the course. He told me at the time ...

1106, 2022
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The Little Things in Marriage

By |June 11th, 2022|

In marriage, the little things are really the big things. In business, it is well recognised that getting the ‘big things right’ is important, but it is often the so-called ‘little things’ that make the difference between good and great companies. We were reminded of this the other day when ...

1106, 2022
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Florida Fights Fatherless Crisis by Signing Fatherhood Initiative Into Law

By |June 11th, 2022|

Florida’s controversial governor and father of three Ron DeSantis has weighed into the fatherlessness crisis by signing a fatherhood initiative into law. Dubbed the Fatherless Initiative, the core of DeSantis’ HB (House Bill) 7065 is about helping at-risk youth, through ‘mentor programs, education’, as well as ‘one-on-one support to encourage ...

1106, 2022
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Single Dad Supporting His Children to Succeed at School

By |June 11th, 2022|

A week or so back, I received a parenting tips email. The author proposed that I start the school year by getting in touch with my children’s teacher. He said I ought to get to know their teaching style, educational strategies, and understand what is expected of my children this ...

706, 2022
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Stress Signals

By |June 7th, 2022|

Life is full of situations that cause stress! However, stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be the motivation to get us moving -- to write that report, make the ballet costume, perform in the play or make that important speech, etc. But when you are constantly functioning with ...

306, 2022
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Your Decisions Shape Your Destiny

By |June 3rd, 2022|

The Depp case highlights the injustice which men often face in our politicised policing and legal systems, tainted by radical feminist and neo-Marxist ideologies. May it open the conversation to restore basic principles of fairness when dealing with the scourge of domestic violence. “It is in your moments of decision ...

306, 2022
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One Dad, Two Daughters: How I Love Them

By |June 3rd, 2022|

I was asked to share some of my experiences of being a dad. The only reason that I am doing so is that I was the first to say “yes” to the invitation. Your story is as unique as mine. Your tales of being a dad are equally special. Your ...

306, 2022
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Unity in Couple Decision-Making

By |June 3rd, 2022|

Behind every behaviour or decision that you make, is a value -- something that you hold in high esteem and is advanced in some way by the action. For example, making the choice to work back late, may reflect any one of a number of values, such as: having pride ...

3105, 2022
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Teaching Gratitude

By |May 31st, 2022|

Gratitude is one way to ensure that life is always experienced in the positive. It’s a choice that takes practice and as such, is a skill that can be taught. I believe that learning the basics of good old-fashioned “please” and “thank you” is the foundation for learning gratitude. When ...

2805, 2022
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Love is the Greatest Force in the Universe

By |May 28th, 2022|

“Love is the greatest force in the universe”. These are the words of Dr Martin Luther King, America’s greatest civil rights leader. Dr King was assassinated in 1968 and so proved these words in unmistakable fashion. Twenty years ago, on 1 May 2002, Dads4Kids was officially incorporated as a charitable ...

2805, 2022
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Dads Forging Family Fun around the Dining Table

By |May 28th, 2022|

Making the time and effort to establish regular healthy eating patterns for your family will go a long way in creating quality bonding time and a lifetime of nourishing habits for your children. Food is fundamental in forging a healthy family. There’s something to be said about making the effort ...

2705, 2022
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In Defence of the Father Parent

By |May 27th, 2022|

After a divorce, both the mother and the father become single parents. The default assumption in society is that the mother takes on the bulk of the parenting, but our children deserve both parents in their lives as far as possible. Sitting at my desk on Monday morning, I open ...

2705, 2022
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Discover Your Unique Love Profile

By |May 27th, 2022|

How do you and your spouse prefer to receive love, and what makes you feel unloved? Here is a quick list to help you boost the quality of your marriage by better understanding one another. Do you know your love needs and love busters? Do the quiz below to determine ...

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