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2411, 2022

Authentic Fatherhood Breeds Authentic Men

By |November 24th, 2022|

Fatherhood is to a son’s manhood, as manhood is to a dad’s fatherhood. They’re inseparable elements in the way fathers raise their sons to be men, because they reflect each other. A few points in a recent piece from All Pro Dad’s BJ Foster hit a six on the subject. ...

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 ...

107, 2022
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Less is More

By |July 1st, 2022|

We may become overwhelmed by our family responsibilities and job expectations. Recall the adage that less is more, and prioritise your main role, in which you cannot be replaced. “You can’t have it all,” used to be a saying to describe women juggling careers and motherhood. Mothers are caught in ...

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" ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

2105, 2022
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Father Stu: Marvellous Movie with a Fatherhood Theme

By |May 21st, 2022|

"Father Stu" is not a movie for the fainthearted, but with the true story of a man who overcame his trauma and his failures to become a solid spiritual father, it has an inspiring message for us all. I go to movie theatres these days in fear and trembling. I ...

1305, 2022

Science of Dad and the ‘Father Effect’

By |May 13th, 2022|

When you analyse the social science about the importance of dads, it is unequivocal. Dads are vitally important to their children’s success in a myriad of ways. As George Herbert said, “One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” This is not speculation -- it is reality. Joshua A Krisch ...

1305, 2022
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Minecraft: Take Your Dad-Game to the Next Level

By |May 13th, 2022|

Five more tips for dads on how to maximise your Minecraft gaming fun for some quality time with your children. For decades, I’ve been an avid videogame consumer. From an Amstrad in the '80s, to rented Nintendos in the 90s, to console, and PC level MMORGs in the 00s, videogaming ...

3004, 2022
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No Regrets

By |April 30th, 2022|

Seize the moment and spend time with the people you love and doing the things which you actually want to do. We are not guaranteed tomorrow -- let us make the best use of today. We need to live now, not in the past, or in the future. Jonathan Larson ...

3004, 2022
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Successful Fathers Ask Good Questions

By |April 30th, 2022|

Putting aside your ego and having the humility to seek advice or help, or learn more from others, is essential in maturing as a father and helping your family as a whole. Chris Gardner credits the power of being teachable for raising him and his son out of homelessness. The ...

2304, 2022
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Father’s Love

By |April 23rd, 2022|

Let us love our fathers and bear patiently with them in their old age, just as they were patient and loving with us in our infancy. It is hard to explain the love a father has for his children. This story called ‘Father's Love’, found on a website hosting thousands ...

1404, 2022
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The Power of Commitment

By |April 14th, 2022|

Becoming a man and a father requires the ability to commit to your family and to sacrifice for them. Here is a frank interview of a dad who had to learn the virtue of commitment while on the job. Benjamin Franklin said, “Honesty is the best policy.” Zig Ziglar, one ...

1404, 2022
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The Importance of a Father’s Words

By |April 14th, 2022|

The words we say are of immense importance to our children, who look to us for wisdom and an example of how to think, speak and act. Let us listen carefully to their questions and answer thoughtfully, knowing that we are laying a foundation for the rest of their lives. ...

1204, 2022
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From Fatherlessness to Faith: Dysfunction with a New Start

By |April 12th, 2022|

Despite the failings and traumas handed down from past generations, with the grace of God, we can break free of toxic cycles and build a far better future for our children. Those who grow up hurting from being fatherless can learn from our parents' mistakes and develop into life-giving, dedicated ...

804, 2022
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Fathering Family Adventures

By |April 8th, 2022|

Intentionally creating adventures for your children helps your family to grow and bond together in memorable ways which build an excellent foundation for a lifetime. I believe it is a father’s job to create adventures for his children. Pam Brown put it so beautifully in her famous quote, “Dads are ...


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