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Five Keys to a Successful Christmas

Charles Dickens' words could well apply to Christmas for many people here in Australia.  “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…  it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness.” From my point of view Christmas is one of the best times of the year. Christmas is a time for family. Christmas is a time to be happy. Christmas is a time to ...

By |2021-12-31T18:54:38+10:00December 17th, 2016|Dads, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE, FAITH, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|2 Comments

Christmas Joy

Christmas is a great time of the year for our families and particularly for our children. I remember as a ten year old boy, the year seemed to last forever before Christmas arrived. The lead up to Christmas went excruciatingly slow. Psychologists acknowledge that time does go quicker as you age. For me, the big marker of the year was Christmas, not New Year’s Day. Everything revolved around Christmas. John Lennon ...

By |2021-05-18T12:55:05+10:00December 19th, 2015|Dads, FAITH|0 Comments

Christmas Time – Family Time

It’s that time of year again.  You can go to the shopping mall and listen to carols while you shop. You can even get your photo taken with Santa.  Christmas can be a very difficult time of the year for single fathers or for children who can’t see their mothers or fathers. Mostly it’s the children who can’t see their dads who find it the hardest because of the innate bias ...

By |2021-05-18T12:58:16+10:00December 21st, 2013|Dads, Children, FAITH, FAMILIES|1 Comment

Christmas Street Parties will Help You Live Longer

If you are like me, you care about Australia and you would like to do something to make things better, not only for your children but for the community as a whole. The reality is that in many ways we are more connected than we have ever been through social media, but less connected at a human level. As Jay Bayer points out so well in his article, ‘Social media, Pretend ...

By |2021-12-31T18:55:40+10:00December 7th, 2013|Dads, MENS HEALTH, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|2 Comments
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A Christmas to Remember

As Christmas is once again upon us, I would like to share a story that I guess explains what Dads in Distress is all about. It happened a few years ago in the very early days of forming DIDS, and certainly inspired me to continue the work. I was sitting in a  DIDS meeting sharing my story. It was early days into separation, then divorce. It was coming up to Christmas, ...

By |2021-09-11T10:42:54+10:00December 25th, 2005|SINGLE DADS, Children, Dads|0 Comments
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Christmas – A Lonely Time for Single Dads

The Attorney General has released a discussion paper on Family Law Reform. Take the time, read it and put a submission in to: Think about parallel parenting. Why can't it work here? We are coming up to Christmas. Many dads won't be seeing their kids for Christmas -- someone else may be handing out their presents from under the tree this year. While you are having Christmas dinner or while you ...

By |2021-05-21T19:11:26+10:00December 12th, 2004|SINGLE DADS, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE|0 Comments
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On Christmas Day

All going well, I will receive access to my children sometime on Christmas Day. I don't know whether for 1 hour, 1 day or 1 week. I have no court orders, choosing not to put my kids through it, and knowing by experience they are not worth the paper they are written on. There are many more like me. Most don't get to see their kids over Christmas at all. I ...

By |2021-06-07T15:04:50+10:00December 20th, 2003|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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