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1705, 2024

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.

1505, 2024
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Are We Outliving Marriage?

By |May 15th, 2024|

We’ve heard it said many times – you probably have as well – it goes like this: “People live so much longer these days, it’s unreasonable to expect a marriage to last all their life.” Is it true?

1005, 2024
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Masculinity is Not Toxic

By |May 10th, 2024|

Our forefathers would roll in their graves (and they’d roll their eyes too if they could) if they knew some 21st-century Westerners put ‘toxic’ and ‘masculinity’ in the same sentence. The truth is that healthy masculinity is a marvellous force for good.

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.

705, 2024
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Aussie Men Are Good, Not ‘Toxic’

By |May 7th, 2024|

The fact is that the data simply doesn't support the narrative being pushed by the left-wing media, bureaucrats and activists: that the problem of intimate partner homicide is getting worse, or that all men are somehow to blame, or that Australia has any kind of toxic male cultural problem.

205, 2024
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Your Baby’s Cuteness is a Scientific Fact

By |May 2nd, 2024|

Lorenz suggested that a baby’s cute features trigger a nurturing response in adults, encouraging them to care for and protect them. Research has confirmed Lorenz’s theory many times over in the decades since.

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.

2103, 2024
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Growing into the Role: New Dads and Brain Research

By |March 21st, 2024|

Scans actually showed significant biological differences in the dads’ brains as they grew into the role of fathering their infants. We can be the fathers our children need, and at just the right time. That should give us confidence and a sense of purpose as dads.

1901, 2024
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Dad Time Improves School Success

By |January 19th, 2024|

A new study from Leeds University in the UK reveals that fathers engaging in interactive activities with their children, such as reading and playing, significantly improve their kids’ primary school performance.

801, 2024
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Strategies to Help Smoking Mothers Quit

By |January 8th, 2024|

Smoke-free spaces will help to ensure a more rapid decline in female smoking rates, with flow-on effects for rates of maternal smoking, promoting the health of mothers and their unborn babies.

2311, 2023
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From the Beginning: Secure Attachment

By |November 23rd, 2023|

Babies who have a secure relationship with their father use more coping tactics to entertain themselves during times of separation from parents than other infants who were not securely attached to their father.

1611, 2023
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Ten Reasons Why We Fail

By |November 16th, 2023|

Here are ten reflections on falling short of a desired outcome. More precisely, why we fail despite ourselves or our best intentions.

2408, 2023
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Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development in Children

By |August 24th, 2023|

by Assal Habibi  Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience. As a researcher of neuroscience and a pianist myself, I understand that the mastering of this skill not only takes practice, but ...

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 ...


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