Families

1705, 2024
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My Father’s Son: Great New Book on Fathering by Wayne Alcorn

By |May 17th, 2024|

Wayne Alcorn has recently released a new book, "My Father's Son". International speaker and leadership consultant Sam Chand said, “'My Father’s Son' will make you laugh and cry at the same time, inspire and challenge you simultaneously.” I agree with Sam. It really is fantastic!

1705, 2024
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Parenting and the Outdoors

By |May 17th, 2024|

I am convinced that a love of the outdoors is innate in every child. It doesn’t need to be taught, but if it isn’t nurtured, it can fade fast and be crowded out by all of the artificial environments we have created in the modern world.

905, 2024
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Nurturing Becomes the Man

By |May 9th, 2024|

Even if nurturing wasn’t a strength for your dad, you can learn from others, and pass it on to your kids. Men do feel, and we do nurture. Let’s just do it… now! With our arms, words, eyes and ears, we can give our kids the physical and verbal affirmation that lasts a lifetime.

605, 2024
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What Was It All For?

By |May 6th, 2024|

My father returned from the war with ten quid in his pocket. He’d been flying Spitfires and Hurricanes over Europe and later in Burma. He was invalided out, worn out by what he’d seen and done.

605, 2024

Seeing the World Anew

By |May 6th, 2024|

One does not have to go much out of one’s way to entertain the kids – the world is new to them, and they just want to learn from you how to exist and operate in this strange and marvellous place.

2704, 2024
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The Love Bank

By |April 27th, 2024|

The concept of a Love Bank was first developed by best-selling author Dr Willard Harley in 1986. Put simply, it is how we keep track of the way each person treats us. When it comes to being excellent fathers for our children, The Love Bank is a very useful concept.

2304, 2024
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Parenting Tips for Separated Dads

By |April 23rd, 2024|

All dads want to be the best father they can. But it can be tough to know how to do this after separation. Here, Mensline Australia offers some parenting tips on how to be positive around your kids while dealing with your own stuff, like anger, sadness and loneliness.

2004, 2024
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Stick Together

By |April 20th, 2024|

Australian singer-songwriter Colin Buchanan is a national living treasure. My family and I are BIG Colin Buchanan fans! So when I logged into Spotify the other week and saw Colin had released a new song, "Stick Together", I immediately had a listen.

1804, 2024
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How to Create Sibling (and Family) Relationships That Last

By |April 18th, 2024|

Ultimately, parents must remember that they likely won’t be around for their children’s entire lives, but children’s siblings probably will be. If parents can teach their children how to build a solid family network together, they will offer a legacy not only to their children, but one that can be passed through the generations.

1704, 2024
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Masculine Men Are Women’s Unsung Heroes

By |April 17th, 2024|

Masculine men are the very thing we need — now more than ever in the battle of traditionalism versus progressivism. Though the media has attacked the vital value of gender itself, we know they’re wrong. We know male and female is how we’re made.

1204, 2024
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Blind Man Saves Blind Triplet from Suicide

By |April 12th, 2024|

Caitlin Keating, a journalist with People magazine, has done a beautiful job telling this powerful story. The full title of this exclusive article is even harder to believe: “Blind Triplet Contemplated Suicide Before Blind Man Adopted Them. Now Boys Are Pursuing Their Dreams.”

1204, 2024
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My First 9 Months as an Adoptive Dad

By |April 12th, 2024|

The title above could just as easily read “My First 9 Months as a Dad”. I don’t think of myself specifically as an adoptive dad — I am a dad — to a beautiful, curious, vibrant little nine-month-old baby.

904, 2024
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Restoring the Presumption of Innocence Conference

By |April 9th, 2024|

Equality before the law no longer exists in Australia. The presumption of innocence has been tossed aside – totally discarded by our biased media and undermined by regular legislative tampering with basic principles of justice.

504, 2024
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Our Family Happy Place

By |April 5th, 2024|

If you can, work towards creating a happy place for your family. Discuss ideas, then start planning and working towards it. Your family happy place could be a screen-free family meal together, a fun bicycle or scooter adventure, or a fancy picnic at your local park.

104, 2024
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Hands-Free Holiday

By |April 1st, 2024|

The hotel was already booked and paid for. No refunds. And. No. Internet. This holiday was going to be like a digital detox of the most excruciating kind.

2903, 2024
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5 Reasons Holidays are Important for Fathers

By |March 29th, 2024|

We are right in the middle of celebrating the Easter holidays, which always come up as a welcome watering hole of rest and recreation for fathers and families. What has this got to do with you as a father, and why is it important?

2603, 2024
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How to Go the Extra Mile for Your Kids

By |March 26th, 2024|

Does integrity matter? Sacrifice? Hard work? Compassion for others? Giving? They will emulate what they see and learn from our actions. Going the extra mile for your kids can be wrapped up in one statement: You are second. Live by that.

1503, 2024
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That’s All I Want to Say

By |March 15th, 2024|

Dads, you are important in the lives of your children. Whether you have contact with them or not, you are important. Make your presence count. See what your children are up to, listen to what they are going through, and speak words of encouragement to them.

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