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  • resilience

The Necessity of Resilience

Like a Marine, a dad is the first vanguard in their child’s life. Dads are a child’s first superhero. This is why the world needs men who refuse -- come hell or high water --  to go out on the devil’s terms. Put simply, the world needs resilient dads. Dads who bounce back from life’s roundhouse kicks, saying with the best of them: “Semper Fi.” Fathers who choose to remain always ...

By |2023-07-19T07:16:04+10:00July 20th, 2023|Children, Dads, NEW DADS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • fathering

5 Ways to be a Great Father

Larry Stockstill is a world-recognised multi-talented leadership coach, with over twelve books to his credit. He has six children, five sons and a daughter, and fifteen grandchildren, and he lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Larry Stockstill is passionate about encouraging fathers and families, and he writes on integrity, purity, example, pace, purpose, marriage, children, and legacy. He believes in modelling his message and helping leaders develop “from integrity to legacy.” Father’s ...

By |2023-06-23T18:39:18+10:00June 23rd, 2023|Children, Dads, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
  • reading

Upcycled Telephone Tardis Hopes to Turn Dads into Readers

Thanks to a group of West Australian dads, Currambine Primary School is now host to a unique library. Painted red, and watertight, the renovated Telstra phone booth is an outdoor add-on to the school’s existing book-borrowing service. The dads from LADDs birthed the idea. Loving and Devoted Dads are an offshoot of father engagement, The Father Project. LADDs exists to ‘improve child development by inspiring dads to engage with their kids.’ ...

By |2023-06-17T07:33:46+10:00June 15th, 2023|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
  • Joe

Christmas for My Daughters

Joe is a mate of mine. “Mate” hardly describes our connection, yet the sporadic contact belies a relationship that holds strong meaning for me. Joe is pretty much anonymous to most, but that is of his own making. He is humble at a time when indulgence and opulence seemed to be currency. For a long time, he struggled as an artisan. Other carpentry shops that ran slave labour gazumped the hand-crafted ...

By |2022-12-15T18:24:18+10:00December 13th, 2022|FAITH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • Jordan Peterson

Every Parent Needs to Know This – Dr Jordan Peterson

Psychologist and renowned speaker Dr Jordan Peterson has some home truths for parents. Parenting is certainly challenging, but it is a tremendous privilege and responsibility that should not be subsumed by competing priorities. Bette Davis said, “If you have never been hated by your children, you haven’t been a parent.” She is correct; being a parent is tough. Being a dad is even harder, because the buck stops with Dad! My ...

By |2022-12-30T11:15:22+10:00December 10th, 2022|Babies, Children, Dads|2 Comments
  • authentic manhood

Authentic Fatherhood Breeds Authentic Men

Fatherhood is to a son’s manhood, as manhood is to a dad’s fatherhood. They’re inseparable elements in the way fathers raise their sons to be men, because they reflect each other. A few points in a recent piece from All Pro Dad’s BJ Foster hit a six on the subject. Role Models Foster offered four ways to father their sons into manhood, introducing his argument with a simple: ‘Sons need their ...

By |2022-11-22T14:20:24+10:00November 24th, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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