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2409, 2022

Homemade Honesty

By |September 24th, 2022|

I recently let myself be cajoled into letting my children make up ground on their lack of Saturday morning TV. While I am not allergic to television, I do have some sensitivity to the ‘entertainment’ that plays for laughs from overworked stereotypes. Telly dad is too often the bumbling weekend ...

2109, 2022
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How Dads Can Solve Problems for Their Family

By |September 21st, 2022|

Mistakes dads often make when problem-solving tend to fall into three categories: Cavalier disinterest; Rage quitting; or Jumping the gun. Problem-solving is a chance to weld together a relationship built on trust, love, and reliability. Anything less than a total commitment to finding a resolution is a wasted opportunity. It’s ...

1609, 2022
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‘My Dad is My Rock’: The Inspirational Father Behind Bree Walker

By |September 16th, 2022|

Australian Olympian Bree Walker finds strength from her father, who ever encourages her to greater heights. He has been dedicated to supporting her in her sporting endeavours since childhood, sacrificing that she may succeed in her passions. Once a father, always a father. You will find that as your children ...

1609, 2022
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Never Apologise for Being a Dad

By |September 16th, 2022|

Generally speaking, learning the fine art of apologising is a life skill we all must learn. The health of our relationships pivots on humility, as much as they do honesty. Child therapist Meri Wallace, writing in Psychology Today, echoed this sentiment, stating that an apology is a sign of strength, ...

1609, 2022
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Mountain Adventure with Dad

By |September 16th, 2022|

Taking the time to bring our children on a challenging adventure in the midst of majestic nature can build their self-confidence while strengthening family bonds. Adventure is key to personal and community growth. Mt Wellington is my playground. The mix of seasons might be regarded as its personality. Sometimes it ...

1009, 2022
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My Journey From a Teacher to a Homeschooling Parent

By |September 10th, 2022|

Homeschooling has enriched this family's life, reducing stress and creating room for personal flourishing. My name is Heidi; my husband Ben and I are currently on a homeschool journey with our three children aged 7, 10 and 12. I am a qualified teacher and I was teaching casually at the ...

209, 2022
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Father’s Day Chocolate Plane Craft

By |September 2nd, 2022|

This Father’s Day Chocolate Plane Craft is easy for kids to make as an edible gift for Dad! Am I the only one who sometimes struggles to find the right gift for Father’s Day? Whether it’s for my dad or my husband, they both like practical gifts, but sometimes I ...

3008, 2022
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The Unsurprise

By |August 30th, 2022|

‘Shhhhh,’ I whispered. ‘Don’t spoil the surprise.’ ‘Okay.’ He whispered back, conspiratorially, as we tucked hubby’s Father’s Day present away in the storage room. ‘Remember, it’s our secret, okay? Don’t spoil the surprise.’ I continued, shutting the door. Only to hear his excited footsteps on the stairs before I’d even ...

2508, 2022
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Babies That Talk – Learning Your Baby’s Language

By |August 25th, 2022|

Language is a wonderful thing. Through the power of language, one person can translate the most complex and nebulous of ideas into terms that another can understand. Thus, not only the understanding but also the realisation of a new or different concept can be transposed from one mind to another. ...

1708, 2022
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UK Dad Goes Shopping in a Tank With His Kids

By |August 17th, 2022|

An inventive dad from the UK is using an FV106 Samson tank as the family car. Father-of-three Gary Freeland purchased the armoured recovery and reconnaissance vehicle for £20,000. Ever since, the light track FV106 has been the family’s favourite errand runabout. He told The Sun, “The tank is the best ...

1108, 2022
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10 Reasons to Home-school Your Children

By |August 11th, 2022|

Deciding to home-school can feel like a massive undertaking, but it is worth it. Here are some gems from a father's firsthand experience. As the primary educators of their children, stable parents are best-placed to form their offspring, and have access to many resources today. Merriam-Webster’s base definition for homeschooling ...

508, 2022
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What Will Your Children Say About You?

By |August 5th, 2022|

As fathers, we will leave a legacy for our children, whether good or ill. Start working on your legacy today, that your children may have a brighter tomorrow. I can remember, as if it were yesterday, the last day I spent with my Dad. We had an enjoyable day together ...

308, 2022
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10 Reasons Why Homeschooled Children Are More Successful in Life

By |August 3rd, 2022|

Homeschooled children can enjoy a more holistic, grounded and in-depth education than their peers in school. Here are several factors behind their lifelong success. Look across a spectrum of homeschooling success stories, and you’ll come across the words freedom and flexibility. Homeschooled children tend to be more successful in life ...

208, 2022
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Sugar-Sweet Kids Urged to Cut Back

By |August 2nd, 2022|

Whether it fizzes, gives you wings or opens happiness -- the truth is, it’s packed with sugar and it could be causing serious health problems in children. Figures show 1 in 6 Queensland kids are drinking at least one sugar-sweetened beverage daily. That’s not limited to soft drink either -- ...

3007, 2022
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Dad Adventures in the Backyard

By |July 30th, 2022|

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” These are the inspirational words of Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The ...

3007, 2022
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Ask Your Children

By |July 30th, 2022|

Why does it seem so hard sometimes to have peace in the house? I have struggled many times over this. We pray every day, try to organise the day and set the course -- that is, we the parents. As a father, the head of the household, I should be ...

3007, 2022
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Trying to Get It Right

By |July 30th, 2022|

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 ...

2207, 2022

Victory for Mothers and Fathers

By |July 22nd, 2022|

Believe it or not, any victory for mothers is also a victory for fathers, and ultimately for children. Sall Dover, a new young mother, after protesting on Twitter about the forced use of the Orwellian phrase "birthing parent", has scored a victory for motherhood. It takes a man and a ...

2207, 2022
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A Single Dad’s Greatest Fear

By |July 22nd, 2022|

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 ...

2207, 2022
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Finding Our Way to Heaven

By |July 22nd, 2022|

We’ve been listening to Mike and Alicia Hernon’s podcast called Messy Families. One of their recurring messages for parents is: stop worrying about getting your kids to heaven -- parenting is about helping you get there! When we first heard them say this it stopped us in our tracks. Mike ...

2007, 2022
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Boys and Internet Pornography

By |July 20th, 2022|

A concerned mother reflects on how she can best protect her young sons from the lure of internet pornography. I don’t have a blueprint for this brave new online world, where just typing ‘breastfeeding’ into a search engine produces a minefield of lurid possibilities. Steve Biddulph, author of Raising Boys ...

1407, 2022
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100 Famous People Who Were Homeschooled

By |July 14th, 2022|

May this list of brilliant homeschooled scientists, mathematicians, inventors, writers, poets, musicians, sporting greats and politicians throughout the centuries serve to inspire parents to take the plunge into home education. Homeschooling is parent-facilitated education. Gandhi once said, “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal ...

507, 2022
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The Art of Fathering – Butterfly Kisses

By |July 5th, 2022|

Remember when that song first came out, Butterfly Kisses -- the one about the father watching his daughter growing up? How soon the days, the months, and the years go by. My daughter is approaching 10 years old (going on 19). It seems just like yesterday I was kissing my ...

407, 2022
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Families – Don’t Open the Door to Secondhand Smoke

By |July 4th, 2022|

Shield your children from the malign effects of tobacco smoke, which can infiltrate all corners of a family home. The stats are shocking. Almost one Queenslander a day will die from inhaling tobacco smoke this year, without ever having smoked a cigarette in their life. The effects of secondhand smoke ...

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