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1505, 2023

Why You Need a Parenting Coach

By |May 15th, 2023|

If you want to be good at something, it’s best to get a coach. The best sportspeople, businesspeople, and musicians in the world usually have coaches, teachers, or guides. They know that to be the best they can be, they need someone to help analyse what they’re doing, find space ...

2004, 2023
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A Dad’s Open Letter to His Son About Pornography

By |April 20th, 2023|

Having “the talk” with kids is a jarring part of parent life. Even with homeschooling making this job a little easier, I’m still asking myself the same awkward question everyone else is: “How in the hell do I talk to my kids about sex, without the cringe, or me tripping ...

1904, 2023
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Programmed for Love or for Trouble?

By |April 19th, 2023|

We were recently hosted overnight in the country home of friends. It was a beautiful experience in every way. Our hosts greeted us with warmth, housed us in a tastefully appointed bedroom and nourished us with a delightful meal. Their home was a beauty to behold; magnificent views overlooking the ...

1804, 2023
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Copycat Kids

By |April 18th, 2023|

A few years back I let go of a muffled swear word after pacing mile after frustrating mile of city blocks with my daughters looking for smart black flats that bucked the trend of imitation tramp. Ever alert to any parental blemish that might be used as evidence against me, ...

2903, 2023
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A Dad Who Teaches Kids to Survive School Shootings

By |March 29th, 2023|

Protecting children is a parent’s prerogative. While the cold reality is parents cannot protect kids from getting hurt by the world. Parents can, and should, prepare their kids for the world. Even though I’ve learned a lot from the school of hard knocks, I would have learned more had my ...

2703, 2023
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Managing Social Media – Parents’ Number One Challenge

By |March 27th, 2023|

Sexting, pornography, paedophiles and bullying. Too often I find these issues impact teenagers way before parents are even aware of them. That’s why I like to see parents educated and proactive when it comes to keeping their kids safe online. My first key point is this – When it comes ...

2403, 2023
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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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

2710, 2021
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Anger is Your Enemy, Not Your Friend

By |October 27th, 2021|

Anger feels right in the moment, but no child wants an angry parent. Below is some great advice on how to deal with your anger to become more effective and loving as you raise your kids. To be honest, I still struggle with anger sometimes, especially when I’m tired. Every ...

2510, 2021
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Secrets to Staying Motivated

By |October 25th, 2021|

Struggling for motivation? Frustrated that you’re starting things and not getting them finished? Here I expose the principles to staying motivated. Recently I was asked to provide some secret sauce for an Australian Defence magazine on staying motivated. I’m not going to replicate the full report here, so you can ...

1410, 2021
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Tips for Transitioning Your Toddler to a Big Bed

By |October 14th, 2021|

Here are some tips from an experienced mother on how you can succeed in transitioning your toddler from a cot to a bed. This post has been written in collaboration with Sleepmaker This year, Phoebe will be out of a cot and into a bed and I’m not sure how ...

410, 2021
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The One Question Your Daughter Needs You To Answer

By |October 4th, 2021|

Did you know that you can mess up most things about being a dad to your daughter and yet still raise a successful young woman? You just need to answer one question for her. In this post, Guy explains what that is and how you can answer it. Being a ...

210, 2021
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Marriage Lessons from a Dog Trainer

By |October 2nd, 2021|

A few months ago, our young Australian Shepherd went to doggie boot camp. Over five weeks she was trained by professional dog-handlers to walk calmly, socialise nicely and keep her focus under the pressure of distractions.   Video footage taken by the trainers proved she was capable. What really remained was the question: can her owners be ...

3107, 2021
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Life is About Choices

By |July 31st, 2021|

Tony Robbins said, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” We all make a life by the decisions we make. A great man I once knew said to me, “Life is a decision.” So how do you make the right decisions in life, both for ...

2607, 2021
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A Fathering 101 Crash Course

By |July 26th, 2021|

If there was a crash course in what every father needs to know, that could be crushed into just 30 minutes, what would it look like? Probably pretty close to what former Queensland Father of the Year Darren Lewis shares here. I read on a sticker inside a tour bus, ...

2407, 2021
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Manliness – What Women Want in a Man

By |July 24th, 2021|

“As iron sharpens iron so does the face of a man’s friend,” is a saying from the book of Proverbs. It really sums up the mysterious masculine healing power that is released when men gather together for a noble purpose. I have experienced this mysterious force in men’s gatherings at ...

1007, 2021
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Fight Like a Pro

By |July 10th, 2021|

My good friend Robert Day sent me a link. He said, “Check out Gavin Topps and his ‘Fight Like a Pro’ Program”. Rob is a Dads4Kids board member. He has worked with men all his life. He knows men. So, I just had to check it out for myself. Below ...

307, 2021
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The Challenge of Failure

By |July 3rd, 2021|

Thanks so much for all the wonderful help with the End of Financial Year ‘Help the Children’ Appeal. Your giving will help Dads4Kids to keep going. The good news is, we are just over halfway to our target. I am sure we will get there in the end, but it ...

2806, 2021
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Investing In Your Relationships

By |June 28th, 2021|

Dads, investing in your teenage daughter is an investment that will deliver positive returns for decades -- perhaps even for eternity. One way you can invest in her is to affirm her as a valuable young woman -- just for who she is. Guy recently took up the challenge to ...

2606, 2021
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Amazing Support for Dads4Kids Over Two Decades

By |June 26th, 2021|

Help comes from the most unexpected places in the most unexpected ways. This has been the case since the beginning of Dads4Kids in 2002. My wife and I have been truly humbled by the amazing support Dads4Kids has received over that time. When we started Dads4Kids there was a desperate ...

1111, 2017

Wild at Heart

By |November 11th, 2017|

Every year the team at Dads4Kids takes a bunch of dads and their children on our annual Dads4Kids Fun Camp. This yearly adventure is also part of our local Good to Great Fathering Course. You don’t have to do a Dad’s Course to come on the Dads4Kids Fun Camp, but ...

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