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1409, 2021

Watch True Fatherhood in Action

By |September 14th, 2021|

True fatherhood means the world to your kids, and, whether they know it or not, you have a massive influence on their lives. Dads, you're kind of a big deal! Dad the Superman! Recently, we celebrated my hubby’s birthday and discovered, all too late, that we’d run out of ‘grown ...

909, 2021
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The Modern-Day Mum is Stronger Than She Thinks

By |September 9th, 2021|

I don’t know how many times I have looked at the clock since becoming a mum and have willed those handles to spin a little faster. There have been many a day when I have wished for nap time to come sooner and for bedtime to be brought forward. I’ve ...

3108, 2021
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Have We All Become Paranoid Parents?

By |August 31st, 2021|

It was a sunny Saturday morning; I was dining alfresco at a restaurant on a busy street, casually sipping my coffee, when I noticed a little girl wander past our table and down the street. Her mother was deep in conversation and didn’t notice. I didn’t want to cause alarm ...

2808, 2021
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10 Life-Giving Hacks for Living Within Lockdown Limits

By |August 28th, 2021|

Health-hindering lockdowns are by no means fun. The routine COVID-19 “stay home” decrees were agreeably necessary when little was known about the virus. 19 months on, government decrees are less about preserving health, and more about governments serving themselves. There’s little doubt that keeping people scared, helps an increasingly militant ...

2708, 2021
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10 Reasons Why Dads Should Read to Their Children

By |August 27th, 2021|

Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This famous children’s book author was certainly across his subject. Here are 10 good reasons why you should read to your children. Hopefully you are inspired. ...

2508, 2021
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The Race is Afoot: Time to Focus on the Finish Line

By |August 25th, 2021|

A life around the family home can at times feel like a race to complete each day’s requirements. Recently, like many others, I find myself being forced to slow down in what is usually a busy lifestyle. Caught trying to understand the current ‘Covid’ life and reflecting on what was, ...

2108, 2021
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How to Raise Creative Children

By |August 21st, 2021|

Albert Einstein said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." Albert Einstein is 100% correct. And that is the exact challenge I felt when I was trying to create our new Dads4Kids TV Community Service Announcement. Although we have done it every year and ...

1908, 2021
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Ways to Support Local Businesses During Restrictions

By |August 19th, 2021|

If there was ever a time to support local businesses, now would be it. And I have no doubt many of us have been doing what we can by ordering takeaway from our local restaurants or buying from online Australian stores. But the difficulty many face with supporting local is ...

1808, 2021
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13 Lessons from Nearly Losing a Child

By |August 18th, 2021|

When a crisis hits you out of nowhere, what do you do next? When Guy faced nearly losing a child, he learned 13 lessons before the crisis was even over. Sometimes in life you have experiences that profoundly and permanently change you. Experiences either solidify your existing beliefs, assumptions and ...

1708, 2021
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Dad’s Day Out

By |August 17th, 2021|

One of my most favourite things of all time is when one or both of our boys have a day out with dad. Partly because it means I get a day out with myself that usually consists chocolate, girly movies and/or pampering, but also because I notice a distinct difference ...

1508, 2021
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Chips and Gravy

By |August 15th, 2021|

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 ...

1208, 2021
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Home-Delivered Father’s Day Gift Ideas

By |August 12th, 2021|

This Father’s Day will be different again. Border closures and social distancing rules have made it harder to socialise locally. These home-delivered Father’s Day gifts will help us love our dads from afar and make them feel appreciated, even if we can’t be there in person. Supporting local shops and ...

1108, 2021

Help for the Fatherless Generation

By |August 11th, 2021|

Do you struggle with behaviours that you can’t change, and can’t understand where they come from? Or perhaps you still harbour guilt and shame, or blame yourself for not having a father in your life? The impacts of being fatherless at some key point in our lives can have devastating ...

1008, 2021
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Through My Child’s Eyes

By |August 10th, 2021|

Listen to author Annette Spurr’s interview with Focus on the Family Australia here. ‘While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.’ ~ Angela Schwindt Nothing can truly prepare you for parenthood. The tears and tantrums, toilet training, sleepless nights, ...

708, 2021
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Technology: A Horrible Babysitter

By |August 7th, 2021|

Rod Lampard, father of five, says in a recent article in the Daily Dad, “Technology is a tool, not a toy. It’s a horrible baby-sitter. A terrible master. Tech is no substitute for hands-on, old-school dad and mum counsel, comfort and conviction.” That sums up my feelings exactly. For many ...

708, 2021
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Bond-building Couch Co-op Video Games

By |August 7th, 2021|

Video games can be great bond-builders. With the demise of couch co-op, options for split-screen adventures are few and far between. Computer games are not the community-building tool they once were. Companies like DICE, EA and even Mojang followed the Silicon Valley maximum profit trend by limiting customisable consumer options. ...

2707, 2021
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Lunchbox Anxiety

By |July 27th, 2021|

So, my eldest started school last week and I was cool with that. Yes, I did get a little misty-eyed at drop-off time (Tyson, as predicted, was totally fine and ran off into the proverbial distance with nary a look over his shoulder). I thought I’d be anxious about leaving ...

2607, 2021
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A Fathering 101 Crash Course

By |July 26th, 2021|

If there was a crash course in what every father needs to know, that could be crushed into just 30 minutes, what would it look like? Probably pretty close to what former Queensland Father of the Year Darren Lewis shares here. I read on a sticker inside a tour bus, ...

2107, 2021
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Being a Father in a Child’s World

By |July 21st, 2021|

Today, Chris and Guy answer the question: what is really involved in being a father in a child’s world? Episode #31 of Real Talk 4 Real Men. When you became a daddy, did you think that being a father was something just so natural, you didn’t really need to think ...

1507, 2021
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When Tough Love Means Being Tough on Yourself

By |July 15th, 2021|

Some days, being a mother is just plain hard. Today was one of those days. I promised to take my boys to play mini golf. Secretly, I was looking forward to it more than they were! I’d been wanting to try out this place for months and finally the day ...

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