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My Parenting Spectator Sport

Soccer played by eight-year-old girls is enormously entertaining to watch. The entertainment is fuller when I view the game as an umpire and, best of all, as the dad of a player. I suppose it doesn’t matter what the sport is; looking on with pride and delight is a grand thrill. My daughter isn’t in my care after school on the Thursday that the games are played. Most often, she is ...

By |2023-07-05T09:59:05+10:00July 4th, 2023|SINGLE DADS, Children, Dads|0 Comments
  • alcohol

What You Need to Know about Alcohol-Fuelled Violence

When the news of alcohol-fuelled violence came on TV, I just had to write about it. What does this have to do with parents of toddlers? More than you could imagine. In fact, no matter what age your children are, this will touch your heart. Recently, police across Australia and New Zealand united in an operation to curb violence on the streets on Friday and Saturday nights, particularly alcohol-fuelled violence. The ...

By |2023-06-05T17:18:15+10:00June 5th, 2023|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
  • Strong Daughters

Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Having worked in the film and TV industry for over 20 years, I certainly appreciate a good story, well told through the medium of moving pictures. Here at Dads4Kids, we love shining a light on great films, especially those with strong fathering themes, and we have done so for many years through this weekly newsletter and our Daily Dad website. See here, here and here ...

By |2023-06-03T07:56:24+10:00June 2nd, 2023|Children, Dads, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, VIDEOS|0 Comments
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Enthusiasm the Great Cure for Apathy

“We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings.” Fighting Against Apathy The above quote is from Helen Keller, making it all the more pertinent. Helen Keller was both deaf and blind but somehow broke through her massive impediments in communication. Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor ...

By |2023-05-26T15:27:19+10:00May 26th, 2023|Dads, MANHOOD|0 Comments

End of School Resilience Parenting Lesson

Back in school times, I felt the awkwardness of being one of four students in the mix of eighty school leavers not dolled up in black dinner suits or tuxedos. From the daggy surround of Mum and Dad’s brown Datsun 280B, I scanned the crisp black and white of young men and the sharp colours of gorgeous dresses delicately draped on girls. Back then, I craved the safety of mimicking the ...

By |2023-05-23T12:47:09+10:00May 23rd, 2023|Dads, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • outdoor

50 Outdoor Activities Every Child Must Experience

After interviewing a number of children under the age of 12, the National Trust has released a list of 50 outdoor activities every child must experience. The truth is, children need adventure – and outdoor adventure. The great news is, most of them require a $0 investment from mum and dad! I don’t know about number 30 but I’m willing to try just about all of them. Which one’s your favourite? Adventurer ...

By |2023-06-09T21:12:03+10:00May 22nd, 2023|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Brave Quest: Inviting Our Sons to Great Significance

The phone rang. It was my Dad, the one and only Warwick Marsh. “Hey Nat, do you want to interview a friend of mine from Kansas City?” “Sure, tell me more!” was my quick response, as Dad knows I love meeting and interviewing people. Dad continued, “Dean Briggs is His name. He’s a big deal in the global prayer movement, and has written a book called Brave Quest.” Sounded interesting to ...

By |2023-05-22T15:27:55+10:00May 19th, 2023|Dads, Children, MANHOOD, RITES OF PASSAGE|0 Comments
  • Rock

7 Famous Rock Dads Who’ve Collaborated with their Kids

Never let fame get in the way of fatherhood. This is the quasi-example set by at least seven rock dads who’ve had no problems collaborating with their kids. Headline acts sharing the spotlight is about as down to earth as rockstars being on time, or helping roadies unload their own gear. Ask any genuine musician who they’d prefer to play alongside. Given the choice, most would choose the ‘stay humble, or ...

By |2023-05-18T12:06:26+10:00May 18th, 2023|Dads, Children, Other Topics|0 Comments
  • Coach

Why You Need a Parenting Coach

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 for improvement, and guide them to it. But many parents go it alone. They figure it out as they go along, ...

By |2023-05-15T13:56:57+10:00May 15th, 2023|Children, Dads, MOTHERS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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