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7 Ways to Raise Incredible Kids on Your Own

I’d argue that not only are you able to raise incredible kids as a single dad, you’re also uniquely positioned to do it. You have opportunities that two-parent families don’t.

709, 2023
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The Joys and Challenges of Adoption

By |September 7th, 2023|

Adoption is a beautiful thing. But God’s first and best plan is the natural family. My wife and I are extremely pro-family. Who would we be to interfere if Squish’s birth parents wanted to get back together and keep Squish?

609, 2023
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Why Intentional, Quality Time Matters

By |September 6th, 2023|

Without spending intentional, quality time with each other, we quickly get out of sync. When we do, our patience wears thin, our tones get harsh, and bickering over small things increases. The speed at which disconnect can occur always shocks me. 

509, 2023
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Stay Simple

By |September 5th, 2023|

People like Joe are the inspirational reminder to stay simple when giving a sense of worth to my daughters in our precious moments of connection.

109, 2023
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Helping Dads Be the Best They Can Be

By |September 1st, 2023|

First things first: Happy Father’s Day! It’s an honour to be communicating with you on this most important and special day. Whether you’re a father of younger or older kids, a grandfather, or a father figure to some precious people in your life, our prayer here at Dads4Kids is that ...

3108, 2023
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All You Can Do Is Your Best

By |August 31st, 2023|

My wife and I are in the process of adopting a baby girl, known affectionately as ‘Squish’ here at the Daily Dad until her adoption is finalised. I am now writing a weekly column as we learn the ins and outs of parenting a newborn, and as we navigate the ...

3008, 2023
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Father’s Day Acrostic

By |August 30th, 2023|

Fathers are fun – and serious too! And you learn more from them than you do at school. Think of all the good times you've had. How would it be without your dad? Everything would be harder with no mentor for growth. Reflect on the man who loves you the ...

2908, 2023
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What Father’s Day Means to Me

By |August 29th, 2023|

Father’s Day for me is always a list of questions. For example, how can the fatherless write anything good about fatherhood? Ask for a positive vibe, joyful word, or quirky rhyme, and all I once could offer in response was numb bewilderment. I had learned the hard way that sharing ...

2908, 2023
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Who Gives a Sock?

By |August 29th, 2023|

Six-packs of business socks were on special a few days ago at Aldi. If they weren’t one short of a week’s worth, I might have racked them up at the till. In my momentary contemplation of snappy-coloured toe and heel, a fellow shopper spontaneously announced a thought to me – ...

2808, 2023
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A Father’s Beatitude

By |August 28th, 2023|

Blessed is the father who spends time with his child, for he shall reap a garden of remembrances. Blessed is the father who gives consolation to his child's minor misfortunes, for he will be called on for great things in life. Blessed is the father who is proud of his ...

2808, 2023
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Temper Tantrum, Aisle 3

By |August 28th, 2023|

Before I had kids, I would have known exactly how to deal with this situation: Jack, my 2-year-old son, is crying for reasons known only to himself as we make our way through Woolworths. Tyson, my 3 1/2-year-old, is good as gold… until we reach the cleaning aisle, of all ...

2608, 2023
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Celebrate Father’s Day

By |August 26th, 2023|

Today, we are excited to give you the first glimpse of our new Dads4Kids Father’s Day Community Service Announcement/TV adverts. Richard Attieh and his team at the Australian Television & Media Group have done a great job. See it below. We expect Channel 7 Metro and the regional stations ...

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 ...

2408, 2023
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My One-Month-Old Was Miraculously Healed!

By |August 24th, 2023|

In recent weeks, I’ve shared a few anecdotes about our newly adopted baby. She’s known as ‘Squish’ here at the Daily Dad until her adoption is finalised. I am now writing a weekly column as my wife Angie and I learn the ins and outs of parenting a newborn, and as we navigate ...

2308, 2023
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The Divine Rendezvous

By |August 23rd, 2023|

Recently, we came across this quote from Simone Weil, a 20th-century French philosopher, Christian mystic and political activist. “God and humanity are like two lovers who have missed their rendezvous. Each is there before the time, but each at a different place, and they wait, and wait, and wait. He ...

2208, 2023
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Dad’s Day Celebrations

By |August 22nd, 2023|

The collective noun for clowns is a pratfall, and it makes no sense that you can have a rout of snails. Snails could as much create a rout as my kids would volunteer that they have homework. And, you might think that the rush of students on the three o’clock ...

2108, 2023
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He’s Two

By |August 21st, 2023|

One of our readers, Joelle from Colorado, shared a photo of her son Chase looking very upset.  The reason?  Joelle wouldn’t paint his nails purple. It all went wrong for me recently when my son Jono was unable to carry each of the seven cars he had carefully selected for ...

1808, 2023
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Sound of Freedom

By |August 18th, 2023|

The blockbuster, record-breaking smash hit movie from the United States, Sound of Freedom, is coming soon to cinemas across Australia and New Zealand! Based on the incredible true story of Operation Underground Railroad founder and former Department of Homeland Security Special Agent, Tim Ballard, the Angel Studios-distributed film is on-track ...

1808, 2023
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Taylor Swift and the “Swiftie Dad” Phenomenon

By |August 18th, 2023|

For the uninitiated, Swiftie Dads are a phenomenon. They’re fathers whose daughters are massive Taylor Swift fans. According to GQ, these dads don’t just chaperone their kids to concerts; they’re dad-sized “groupies” who don the merchandise, sing the songs, and play along. Gone are ‘bored dads at a One Direction ...

1708, 2023
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The Newborn Challenge No One Told Me About

By |August 17th, 2023|

Last week, I told the origins story of our newly adopted baby. She’s known as ‘Squish’ here at the Daily Dad until her adoption is finalised. I plan to write a weekly column as my wife Angie and I learn the ins and outs of parenting a newborn, and as ...

1608, 2023
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Walking the Talk is More Than You Think

By |August 16th, 2023|

This morning, a friend from Canberra forwarded us a reflection on walking called: Keep Moving. It noted that walking was not only good for physical health, but that it is also good for spiritual health. It recalled the many stories of the New Testament where Jesus and/or the disciples were ...

1508, 2023
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Relationship Lengths

By |August 15th, 2023|

What is the measure of a dad’s relationship with his daughters? My left brain ponders that “I have a 9 out of 10 relationship”, but I am hardly going to say that aloud, as I would sound more analytical than heartfelt. The essence of being a dad that radiates from ...

1408, 2023
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Who I Am Instead

By |August 14th, 2023|

A Mum Daily reader and new mum wrote to me: "I have to admit, no one can tell you what its like to be a new mum until you’ve been there. I had no idea. I have a dream baby, who only fusses when there is something wrong like hunger ...

1108, 2023
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Love and Forgiveness

By |August 11th, 2023|

Dear Friends, On Friday, the team at Dads4Kids spoke at a Senate Committee Inquiry for the Labor Family Law Amendment Bill 2023 at Parliament House, Canberra.  Our delegation leader was a female Family Law lawyer, Sheneli Meneripitiyage Dona, and deputy leader indigenous elder Ps James Dargin, with Nathaniel and myself ...


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