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2509, 2023

Do You Speak ‘Childrenese’?

By |September 25th, 2023|

Our children are, in many ways, strangers in the world of adults. They don’t speak our language particularly well – and we seem to have forgotten how to speak their language as we’ve aged.

1007, 2023
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Choose Your Battles

By |July 10th, 2023|

As a parent, we have so many things to look after; Making sure our kids actually eat, then also making sure it's something that will actually benefit them; Having somewhere to sleep, preferably in a bed -- warm and dry is great; and then, of course, education in our Western ...

407, 2023
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My Parenting Spectator Sport

By |July 4th, 2023|

Soccer played by eight-year-old girls is enormously entertaining to watch. The entertainment is fuller when I view the game as an umpire and, best of all, as the dad of a player. I suppose it doesn’t matter what the sport is; looking on with pride and delight is a grand ...

307, 2023
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Apps That Will Help Your Teen Get Organised

By |July 3rd, 2023|

If your teenager struggles to stay organised, let me assure you they are not alone. They are joined by thousands of others who don’t keep a diary, don’t know when their assignments are due and don’t keep on top of their schoolwork. This week, I met a mother who came ...

2706, 2023
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Fathers Are Crucial to Healthy Outcomes for Kids, Studies Confirm

By |June 27th, 2023|

by Dan Hart As the US celebrated Father’s Day recently, two recent studies confirm that fathers play a central role in the mental health and behaviour of their children. In a report that compared dozens of studies conducted between 1987 and 2022, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) found “clear ...

2306, 2023
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5 Ways to be a Great Father

By |June 23rd, 2023|

Larry Stockstill is a world-recognised multi-talented leadership coach, with over twelve books to his credit. He has six children, five sons and a daughter, and fifteen grandchildren, and he lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Larry Stockstill is passionate about encouraging fathers and families, and he writes on integrity, purity, example, ...

2206, 2023
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The ‘Marriage Before Carriage’ Dads Matter Revolution

By |June 22nd, 2023|

Welcome to the marriage before carriage dads matter revolution! This was the brilliant bottom line in a series of posts written by Delano Squires this week. Marking USA’s Father’s Day, the dad of four and Heritage Foundation Fellow declared, “There’s no greater vocation than being a dad.” Dependency, power, plunder, ...

1606, 2023
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Big Boxes

By |June 16th, 2023|

It was Christmas Day 2008, a significant milestone for my wife Jodi and me. Earlier that year, we had been thrown into the proverbial deep end as first-time parents of beautiful twin daughters, so this would be a Christmas like no other. The decorations were divine, we had food with ...

1506, 2023
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Upcycled Telephone Tardis Hopes to Turn Dads into Readers

By |June 15th, 2023|

Thanks to a group of West Australian dads, Currambine Primary School is now host to a unique library. Painted red, and watertight, the renovated Telstra phone booth is an outdoor add-on to the school’s existing book-borrowing service. The dads from LADDs birthed the idea. Loving and Devoted Dads are an ...

1206, 2023
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King of the Sandcastle

By |June 12th, 2023|

Absolute perfection. Blue sky, soft sand and inviting surf. Day 1 of our beach holiday, and all was well with the world. That was, until Tyson spotted the seemingly abandoned sandcastle. Front and centre, between the red and yellow flags on the busy foreshore. Instinct took over, and he did ...

806, 2023
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Channing Tatum on How the Single Dad Life Inspired Him to Write

By |June 8th, 2023|

Channing Tatum might be a lot of things on screen. Off-screen he’s a single dad, and the best-selling author of three children’s books. All three kids’ books were inspired by Tatum’s relationship with his own daughter, Everly. Central to the storyline is Ella (aka Sparkella), who, with the help of ...

506, 2023
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What You Need to Know about Alcohol-Fuelled Violence

By |June 5th, 2023|

When the news of alcohol-fuelled violence came on TV, I just had to write about it. What does this have to do with parents of toddlers? More than you could imagine. In fact, no matter what age your children are, this will touch your heart. Recently, police across Australia and ...

206, 2023
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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

By |June 2nd, 2023|

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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
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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 ...

1505, 2023
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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 ...

1105, 2023
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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 ...

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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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. ...

105, 2023
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Balancing a Job and Family

By |May 1st, 2023|

Being a Dad and working long hours do not always fit neatly together. You will have to take time to work out how you can balance both in a positive and productive way. Being the family provider and wanting to be a “good” father and do well at work can create ...


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