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How to Create Sibling (and Family) Relationships That Last

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.

By |2024-04-19T12:46:34+10:00April 18th, 2024|Children, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Gestures of Love

Few poets have explored the weight and wonder of fatherhood like Andrew Lansdown. Over the years, Andrew has established a high reputation for his subtle, insightful poems about his wife and children. I have known Andrew Lansdown for over two decades. As a songwriter and would-be poet, I have long admired Andrew’s poetry and turn of phrase. Acclaimed poet and critic Geoff Page observed, “Lansdown has a very sincere and ...

By |2023-06-10T10:12:04+10:00June 9th, 2023|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
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How Reading to Your Child Affects Brain Development

One of my happiest childhood memories is snuggling in bed with mum or dad each night as they read to me. It was these moments that instilled in me a lifelong love of reading. It’s still one of my absolute favourite things to do, even though it’s a rare treat for me these days. What I didn’t realise back then was that this simple habit gave me so much more than ...

By |2023-01-28T07:44:07+10:00January 30th, 2023|MOTHERS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
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Top Ten New Year Resolutions

Every New Year is a fresh opportunity to start anew. Take this chance to assess your life and implement achievable steps to practise good habits and prioritise what matters most. We each have only so many years on this earth -- make this year a great one! Only six more sleeps and we all enter the New Year together. How exciting! A New Year always brings new opportunities. Hundreds of millions ...

By |2021-12-25T10:58:43+10:00December 25th, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MENS HEALTH|0 Comments
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An Open Letter to Kids Church Leaders

An open letter to kids church leaders: you are doing more for our children than you realise. Praise God for your ministry! For 15 years, I’ve served in kids church or children's ministry at different churches and denominations. During that time, I worked almost solely with 2-4 year olds. Through those years, I wondered about the impact it had on their lives – if any – apart from providing a child-free ...

By |2021-11-02T10:58:55+10:00November 3rd, 2021|FAITH, Children|0 Comments
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10 Reasons Why Dads Should Read to Their Children

Dr. Seuss said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” This famous children’s book author was certainly across his subject. Here are 10 good reasons why you should read to your children. Hopefully you are inspired. 1. Dads Bring Something Special to the Reading Equation. Harvard-trained Dr Elisabeth Duursma said, “In most families, mothers are the ones ...

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