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  • Strong Daughters

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Having worked in the film and TV industry for over 20 years, I certainly appreciate a good story, well told through the medium of moving pictures. Here at Dads4Kids, we love shining a light on great films, especially those with strong fathering themes, and ...

106, 2023
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U.S. Advisory Admits Link Between Teen Suicide and Social Media

By |June 1st, 2023|

Vivek Murthy’s latest advisory is spotlighting the link between social media and teen suicide. Murthy, a Democrat, and the current United States Surgeon General said, “For too many children, social media use is compromising their sleep and valuable in-person time with family and friends.” “We are in the middle of ...

3105, 2023
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Ain’t Marriage Grand!

By |May 31st, 2023|

What makes for an epic marriage? A marriage that faces and transcends challenges and obstacles, that has an interior resilience and grace that comes from the God who is always ready to encourage us. We recently attended two weddings of close family friends. This time, a different part of the ...

3005, 2023
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Courage vs the ‘Happiness’ Credit Card

By |May 30th, 2023|

My soapbox needs an upgrade. Previously I made do with an upturned milk crate. I could – metaphorically – stand atop and crusade. My crusade is usually stirred of a parenting niggle but my audience is sometimes just me. This time around I want to stand a little taller and ...

2905, 2023
  • Resolutions

Divorce Proof Relationship Resolutions

By |May 29th, 2023|

January 3 is known as ‘divorce day’ – the most popular day for women to file for divorce. Perhaps because they’ve held it together for the festive season but can’t keep up the charade any longer. Sadly, most men don’t see it coming. Going through life blissfully unaware that their partner is ...

2605, 2023
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Enthusiasm the Great Cure for Apathy

By |May 26th, 2023|

“We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.” Fighting Against Apathy The above quote is from Helen Keller, making it all the more pertinent. Helen Keller was both deaf and blind but ...

2505, 2023
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Funding Fatherhood Puts the Paternal Back out on Patrol

By |May 25th, 2023|

Ron DeSantis doubling down on his fatherhood initiative gives further life to Florida’s fight for fathers. Speaking to a pro-life group on Saturday, the governor recommitted to the pro-dad program aimed at ending the fatherless epidemic. Dubbed House Bill 7065, 2022, the Responsible Fatherhood Initiative was unanimously signed into law ...

2405, 2023
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Marital Resilience

By |May 24th, 2023|

Let’s face it – marriage is a tough gig these days. With divorce rates higher than we’d like, too many families are being torn apart by marriage breakdown. What can couples do to immunise their marriages against this tragedy? Marital resilience starts with a well-grounded understanding of what marriage is ...

2305, 2023

End of School Resilience Parenting Lesson

By |May 23rd, 2023|

Back in school times, I felt the awkwardness of being one of four students in the mix of eighty school leavers not dolled up in black dinner suits or tuxedos. From the daggy surround of Mum and Dad’s brown Datsun 280B, I scanned the crisp black and white of young ...

2205, 2023
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50 Outdoor Activities Every Child Must Experience

By |May 22nd, 2023|

After interviewing a number of children under the age of 12, the National Trust has released a list of 50 outdoor activities every child must experience. The truth is, children need adventure – and outdoor adventure. The great news is, most of them require a $0 investment from mum and dad! ...

1905, 2023
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Brave Quest: Inviting Our Sons to Great Significance

By |May 19th, 2023|

The phone rang. It was my Dad, the one and only Warwick Marsh. “Hey Nat, do you want to interview a friend of mine from Kansas City?” “Sure, tell me more!” was my quick response, as Dad knows I love meeting and interviewing people. Dad continued, “Dean Briggs is His ...

1805, 2023
  • Rock

7 Famous Rock Dads Who’ve Collaborated with their Kids

By |May 18th, 2023|

Never let fame get in the way of fatherhood. This is the quasi-example set by at least seven rock dads who’ve had no problems collaborating with their kids. Headline acts sharing the spotlight is about as down to earth as rockstars being on time, or helping roadies unload their own ...

1705, 2023
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Burn the Boats

By |May 17th, 2023|

A recent analysis of modern-day wedding vows reveals around a third of couples shunning the traditional commitment for life. According to the results, 34% dumped the phrase ‘until death do us part’. This really shouldn’t surprise us as the prevailing message young couples hear is that divorce is not only ...

1605, 2023
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Separation Smarts

By |May 16th, 2023|

Ironically, my marriage ended as it should have begun. After lodging divorce papers the other day, I ambled out of the court offices into Salamanca Place. I deliberately slowed my pace to the steady step of a bridal march in order to soak in the soft morning sun. The sun’s ...

1505, 2023
  • Coach

Why You Need a Parenting Coach

By |May 15th, 2023|

If you want to be good at something, it’s best to get a coach. The best sportspeople, businesspeople, and musicians in the world usually have coaches, teachers, or guides. They know that to be the best they can be, they need someone to help analyse what they’re doing, find space ...

1405, 2023
  • Mothers

Spiritual Mothers

By |May 14th, 2023|

It’s no mistake that the modern celebration of Mothers’ Day occurs in May – the month of Mary. She is a model of motherhood from whom all – men and women alike – take inspiration. We’ve often joked that it takes mere seconds to conceive a child but years of ...

1105, 2023
  • Maternal

Empowering Young Women to Embrace Their Maternal Instincts

By |May 11th, 2023|

Edited extract from her latest book expected to be published in late 2023. During a brief one-hour interstate flight I sat beside a young man (whom I shall call Ben) in his late twenties. He was married with a seven-month-old son. He’d recently started his own business in construction but ...

1105, 2023
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Widowhood is a Process, Not an Identity

By |May 11th, 2023|

Grief is like being “concussed, or slightly drunk”, C.S Lewis mused. It is, he added, an “invisible blanket between the world and me… her absence is like the sky, spread over everything”. Imagining marriage as one ship, C.S. Lewis wrote, “the starboard engine has gone. I, the port engine, must ...

1005, 2023
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Sexual Differences – Respect and Cherishment

By |May 10th, 2023|

When we understand our sexual differences, we are empowered to use them constructively to build great relationships.  We’ve always maintained that our differences are something to celebrate; that they allow us to more deeply appreciate the unique contribution we each make to our shared life. We can be different, with differing ...

905, 2023
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The Joy of Second Guessing

By |May 9th, 2023|

My two earthly angels are spirited souls. Some of their spirit erupts spontaneously from joy spilling out of a moment where our awesome is in sync. This afternoon was a classic. Now, I appreciate that at 2:59 pm my daughters’ energy levels are spent. Their reserve tank is down to ...

805, 2023
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The Gift of Pain – Beyond Channel 9’s 60 Minutes Story

By |May 8th, 2023|

Imagine a life without pain. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? I just finished watching a story on 60 Minutes called ‘Pain-Free’. Far from being a utopic experience, it played out more like a horror story. Witnessing the journey of two little girls through a life without pain ...

505, 2023
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Mother’s Day Memories

By |May 5th, 2023|

By Alison Marsh. It was a near miss but all part of the holiday fun. Walking the bush track near our home on ANZAC Day the other week, we passed many families. Maybe it was because it was a public holiday, or because it was such a beautiful autumn day, ...

405, 2023
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International Firefighters’ Day: May 4

By |May 4th, 2023|

One of the reasons May 4 was selected as International Firefighters’ Day is because it’s the feast day of Saint Florian, the patron saint of firefighters. It was created in 1999 after five members of a Fire Brigade perished in an Australian wildfire. Observe International Firefighters’ Day with education, with prevention, with a poem. ...

405, 2023
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Make Mother’s Day a Military Operation

By |May 4th, 2023|

Making the most of Mother’s Day is as simple as bringing your A-game, and plenty of back-up. Carrying out a successful Mother’s Day Op. is about coordination, planning, and having the right headspace. Although a cache of cliché gifts suits the nature of the op, they don’t guarantee operational success. ...

305, 2023
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Choosing to Love

By |May 3rd, 2023|

If there is one thing that makes motherhood so worth celebrating, it’s a mother’s capacity for love for her children. Whether it’s her willingness to give over her body to nourish a newborn, her patience with the endless ‘but why’ questions of a toddler, or the testing rebellion of a ...

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