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  • The Adam Project

The Adam Project: Time Travelling to Dad

From Frankenstein to Star Wars, science fiction is always so much more poignant and relatable when the story tackles issues surrounding family, identity and morality. Netflix’s recent release, The Adam Project (2022), blends these elements with swashbuckling fight scenes and the wondrous concept of time travel to produce a (mostly) family-friendly film that is a paean to fatherhood, love and self-sacrifice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE8HIsIrq4o Fighting for Love Fighter pilot Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds, ...

By |2022-09-21T07:38:57+10:00September 20th, 2022|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
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Being the Rock

While much in the way of traditional gender roles has shifted in modern times, most women I know still want a man who can be the rock in the relationship. But just what does being the rock entail? I asked this question in the Community, and this is what a few of the men had to say: Jamie said: “To me, that means being mature, guided by reason and my family’s best ...

By |2022-09-16T12:14:38+10:00September 16th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE, MANHOOD|0 Comments
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My Children Have Two Mums

One twin wakes up from his afternoon nap and is inconsolable. He doesn’t want his bottle or pillow pet. A cuddle does nothing. As I work through all the possibilities, I keep my cool, constantly just trying to find a way to help my son through this moment. Things eventually settle and all is well. Volteface Two hours later, the same twin pauses to pick up a rock when I’m in ...

By |2022-09-03T09:36:39+10:00September 6th, 2022|MOTHERS|0 Comments
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The Unsurprise

‘Shhhhh,’ I whispered. ‘Don’t spoil the surprise.’ ‘Okay.’ He whispered back, conspiratorially, as we tucked hubby’s Father’s Day present away in the storage room. ‘Remember, it’s our secret, okay? Don’t spoil the surprise.’ I continued, shutting the door. Only to hear his excited footsteps on the stairs before I’d even had time to turn around! Letting Loose ‘Don’t spoil the surprise, Daddy!’ he called out, running as fast as his little ...

By |2022-08-30T09:25:18+10:00August 30th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • babies

Babies That Talk – Learning Your Baby’s Language

Language is a wonderful thing. Through the power of language, one person can translate the most complex and nebulous of ideas into terms that another can understand. Thus, not only the understanding but also the realisation of a new or different concept can be transposed from one mind to another. It’s really a miraculous process. Powerful and adaptable tool that it is, language is not the basis of communication, just a ...

By |2022-08-26T10:35:14+10:00August 25th, 2022|Babies, Children, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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Deep Impact Conversations

“How was your day?” It’s one of the most common questions couples ask each other and either leads to a dead-end response like, “fine” or “busy” (which usually means “I don’t want to talk about it”), or a long-winded description of meetings, frustrations, errands and other ‘busy’ stuff. It’s what we call a ‘data transfer’ conversation. Such exchanges are important for coordinating our lives and avoiding unnecessary misunderstandings, but they don’t ...

By |2022-07-15T19:47:55+10:00July 15th, 2022|FAITH, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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How Your Child Views the News

If you’re struggling to cope with the graphic details and images you’re exposed to in the media (cyclones, acts of terrorism and violence), imagine what must be going through the minds of your children. Children contend with these images according to their age and development. Little ones will often mix what is real with make-believe, so they aren’t really aware of the “disaster”, but they can see that people are upset ...

By |2022-02-08T09:15:57+10:00February 8th, 2022|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Seven Habits of Effective Communicators

Almost everyone agrees that communication -- good communication -- is essential to successful relationships. But what constitutes ‘good’ communication? The answer to that all depends on our goals, which will be different for various relationships and dependent on the circumstances. If our goal is to give clear instructions to an employee, it will call for a different kind of communication to what we might use when encouraging a child struggling to ...

By |2022-01-14T18:50:23+10:00January 14th, 2022|LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Supporting Your Child Through a Trauma

Loss and grief are naturally part and parcel of our finite lives. This does not make it any easier. How can we teach our children to handle the pain? When my father passed away suddenly, I was quickly forced to understand how a traumatic event can tip a family upsidedown. Not only was I coming to a place of living with my own grief -- I also had to be a ...

By |2021-12-15T09:05:55+10:00December 13th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Anger is Your Enemy, Not Your Friend

Anger feels right in the moment, but no child wants an angry parent. Below is some great advice on how to deal with your anger to become more effective and loving as you raise your kids. To be honest, I still struggle with anger sometimes, especially when I’m tired. Every time I think I’m making progress, I find myself yelling again. I’ll even stamp the occasional foot and wonder to myself ...

By |2021-10-26T15:27:18+10:00October 27th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS, TRAINING|0 Comments
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