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Quality Family Time is Good Medicine

A unique story testifying to the bond between father and daughter has set parts of the internet on fire. Luis, a 78-old-year old dad living in Spain, was forced into a retirement home because of a loss of independence. This separated Luis from his inseparable, 38-year-old daughter, Estefania, who was born with Down Syndrome. https://youtu.be/83Q_u4ZQxSg Although Estefania lives in the same centre as her father, their necessary level of care requires ...

By |2023-02-23T13:02:20+10:00February 23rd, 2023|NEW DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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My Annual Dad Superpower Check-up

Visiting the dentist has all the appeal of cleaning my daughters’ long, clagged hair out of the shower drain. I visit annually because it is the right thing to do. Each visit follows a predictable pattern. I arrive early at the clinic. I eagerly anticipate being able to read a National Geographic (I have allergies to sitting still doing nothing and like learning things) and ultimately am disappointed by the tattered ...

By |2023-01-17T12:11:34+10:00January 17th, 2023|SINGLE DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments

Dear Dad – The hidden power of Fathers: “Honest, funny, sometimes startling, often moving.”

My wife got me a book for Father’s Day called “Dear Dad”. It is a collection of letters to fathers, edited by Samuel Johnson OAM. The description on the back cover says, “A heartfelt, honest and very human book of letters that will make you smile and make you cry. It is the perfect gift for the Dad in your life. A reminder to say how you feel before it’s too ...

By |2021-05-14T13:17:16+10:00September 7th, 2019|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, HUMOUR, MANHOOD|0 Comments

Man in the Mirror

Some time ago Jeff Stacey, from my men’s group, gave me a copy of Wayne Bennett’s autobiography, Man in the Mirror. I was overjoyed. I have long been an admirer of Wayne Bennett, widely regarded as Australia’s greatest Rugby League Coach of all time. The Bronco’s football team which he coached for 21 years straight won six premierships. Wayne Bennett then coached the St George-Illawarra Dragons to their first victory in ...

By |2021-05-14T12:33:58+10:00May 20th, 2019|GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, MANHOOD|0 Comments
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Altruistic Love of a Father

It is nearly forty years ago since the first known father, an Australian, applied for legal custody of a baby girl and was subsequently granted legal custody of his baby daughter by the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Though this father was granted legal custody of his baby daughter by the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Department of Community Welfare and the Department of Social Security of the ...

By |2021-09-11T12:13:22+10:00August 28th, 2005|SINGLE DADS, Babies, Children, Dads, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Child Support and Deadbeat Dads – Myth Versus Fact (Part 2)

(continued from part 1) The next question then becomes, why doesn't this hard core group just pay up? Well of course, just as there are some taxpayers who will go to any lengths to avoid paying taxation, there will always be some who will adopt a similar attitude towards payment of child support. It is an unfortunate facet of human nature. But there are also wider issues involving such things as ...

By |2021-09-11T19:25:00+10:00September 5th, 2004|SINGLE DADS, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE|0 Comments
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Child Support and the Deadbeat Dad – Myth Versus Fact (Part 1)

It was fascinating to watch the media recently making a complete botch of facts (as per usual) in order to generate reader interest. This mangling of fact in favour of 'readability appeal' (fiction) happens all too frequently in our media -- something that is costing us dearly as a society, as our perceptions of social reality become evermore distorted by the nonsense we read in newspapers. The recent reporting of child ...

By |2021-09-11T19:25:38+10:00August 29th, 2004|SINGLE DADS, FAIRNESS & JUSTICE|0 Comments
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