2606, 2023
  • movies

How Ryan Gosling is Going to Save Your Marriage

By |June 26th, 2023|

It’s true! And now there’s a study that proves it. Finally, I have the ammunition I need to convince hubby that our next date night movie should be a rom-com, rather than an action flick. Researchers who conducted a study involving 174 couples found that those who discussed five movies ...

2403, 2023
  • Discipline

Dads Asking Questions

By |March 24th, 2023|

Some time ago I was busy working in my own office when I heard my wife talking in the next office to a stranger. Being the inquisitive type, I opened my door to shake hands with Bill, who was inspecting the services in our office on behalf of the landlord. ...

2306, 2022
  • Fatherhood

‘Fatherhood’: Touching, Hilarious Film About a Single Dad

By |June 23rd, 2022|

Recently, 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 dies following childbirth. It is based on a true story

1503, 2022
  • holiday

My Dream Holiday

By |March 15th, 2022|

With the tumult of boisterous offspring, sometimes the quiet moments of recuperation are found nearer to home. Who needs a holiday? In my life BC (Before Children), my idea of complete relaxation was luxuriating beside a pool on a tropical island, reading a book, or ordering room service and getting ...

212, 2021
  • having fun - join your kids

Choosing to Join In When Your Kids Have Fun

By |December 2nd, 2021|

Having fun with your kids sometimes means choosing to join them in their silly activities. The other day my girls emptied shredded paper all over the floor to play with it -- so I joined them! On Friday afternoon, I had Phoebe asleep in the swing while Esther and Magdalene ...

1211, 2021

15 Family-Friendly Flicks about Dads to Keep the Home Fires Burning

By |November 12th, 2021|

Forget Finding Nemo and Three Men and a Baby. Here are fifteen family-friendly films about dads that dads will actually enjoy watching! 15. Swing Vote (2008) Kevin Costner plays the uninterested, apolitical Bud Johnson. Thanks to the wiles of his daughter, Johnson ends up becoming an election-decider after she votes ...

409, 2021
  • Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day

By |September 4th, 2021|

Happy Father’s Day. Many are getting breakfast in bed, Father’s Day cards and lots of smoochie kisses from their children (as Bandit, the dad in Bluey, would say). Not only that, most dads will receive their yearly supply of socks and undies all on the one day. Even more exciting ...

2103, 2021

Man Scripts: How to Never Get in Trouble with Her Again

By |March 21st, 2021|

Elbert Hubbard said, “Do not take life too seriously, you will never get out of it alive.” Victor Borge said, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” Comedian and counsellor JP Sears put the above advice into practice in his brilliant YouTube video called “Man Scripts — How to ...

1001, 2021

Why Humour is a Superpower

By |January 10th, 2021|

I look forward to family get-togethers at Christmas, because there is always lots of laughter. Our family’s principal humourist has recently had his first child. As we were enjoying our Christmas family dinner, we were all talking in earnest about his baby son’s resemblance to both his parents. Of course, ...

1710, 2019

Nail in the Head – Magic Table

By |October 17th, 2019|

Modern gender experts try to tell us that men and women are the same. They tell us that being a man, or a woman, is actually just a social construct. They also tell us that men and women can change their gender at any time. Facebook, in their infinite wisdom, ...

1605, 2015

Laughter Medicine for Body & Soul

By |May 16th, 2015|

Being a father carries with it some pretty serious responsibilities. That is why it is so important to learn to laugh, and that’s why we at Dads4Kids publish weekly doses of humour for busy dads. In 1979 Norman Cousins wrote, ‘Anatomy of an Illness (As Perceived by the Patient)’. Cousins ...

2305, 2014

Laughter – the Best Medicine

By |May 23rd, 2014|

I must be one of the stupidest people I know. Some time ago I was invited to speak at the opening of a local charity called ‘Assist’ run by Brian Pember, a friend of mine. I wrote the address down in my diary when Brian invited me to speak. I ...

401, 2014

Conversations with a Two-Year-Old

By |January 4th, 2014|

Many years ago there was a TV show called ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ which was first hosted by Bill Cosby in 1995.This was based on a daily radio show by Art Linkletter, which was aired between 1945 and 1969. But, look out folks, in 2014 we can forget TV ...

3008, 2002
  • grand-dad


By |August 30th, 2002|

Speaking as a grandfather of twelve grandchildren, I am grateful for having been a father, and now a grandfather. It’s a constant challenge, doing the right thing all the time. I wonder if the grandkids know that saying, ‘Like father, like son’? I’m gradually learning! And how about this one: ...


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