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Why It’s Okay For Your Child to Fail

Focus on Effort, Not Outcome Do you get excited when your children get everything right? Or do you get excited when your children make mistakes and feel like what they’re doing is hard? Studies show that when we praise or reward kids for being brilliant, they get caught up in ‘proving’ how good they are. And this leads to them avoiding things they could fail at -- because failure might mean ...

By |2022-10-25T17:22:39+10:00October 25th, 2022|MOTHERS, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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No Regrets

Seize the moment and spend time with the people you love and doing the things which you actually want to do. We are not guaranteed tomorrow -- let us make the best use of today. We need to live now, not in the past, or in the future. Jonathan Larson was wise to say, “Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.” Steve Maraboli put it this way, “At the end ...

By |2022-04-30T10:36:21+10:00April 30th, 2022|Dads, Children|0 Comments
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A Wounded Heart: From Perfectionism to Peace

Let me begin this article by saying to you that the journey that healed my wounded heart has only ever happened once to me, and I believe it was for a very specific reason. I am by no means a spiritual visionary! The Healing of A Wounded Heart As I mentioned in my introduction, the first big cracks in my façade of perfection occurred with the birth of my second child. I ...

By |2021-10-12T05:19:01+10:00October 12th, 2021|FAITH, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Decision-Making Under Uncertainty for Real Men

Life is getting more complex, and decision-making under uncertainty is getting harder. As real men, how do we approach important decisions without being paralysed by worry over the outcome? That is the topic of this week’s podcast. My teens like the privileges that come with getting older. But one thing they don’t tend to like is the increased stress they feel with having to make ever more important decisions. They have ...

By |2022-10-25T17:19:58+10:00September 22nd, 2021|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, MANHOOD, NEW DADS, PODCASTS|0 Comments
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7 Life Lessons From The Longest Day: A D-Day Film Review

More than just a movie, The Longest Day captures for us many life lessons that we would do well to take note of still today. In this post, Guy shares 7 as he watches the D-Day film with his family. Life Lessons from D-Day As I write this, I am sitting with my father-in-law, 3 of my kids and my Irish Setter watching the war classic, 'The Longest Day'.  It is, ...

By |2021-09-20T08:13:32+10:00September 20th, 2021|GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, MANHOOD|0 Comments
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Life Reset: Getting On With Life After It’s Fallen Apart

When you are faced with the failure of much of what you believed about life and yourself, where do you turn? Can you reset your life? How do you begin? What do you do when the way you were committed to living has not worked out, and you come to a point of realising it never will? When your life has suddenly changed -- perhaps a midlife crisis, career change, health ...

By |2021-08-09T18:14:33+10:00August 9th, 2021|PODCASTS, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
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The Challenge of Failure

Thanks so much for all the wonderful help with the End of Financial Year ‘Help the Children’ Appeal. Your giving will help Dads4Kids to keep going. The good news is, we are just over halfway to our target. I am sure we will get there in the end, but it just might take a bit more time. If you would still like to support the Dads4Kids Help Children Appeal, please DONATE ...

By |2021-07-03T10:49:47+10:00July 3rd, 2021|SINGLE DADS, Dads, FAITH, MANHOOD, MENS HEALTH, TRAINING|0 Comments
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Investing In Your Relationships

Dads, investing in your teenage daughter is an investment that will deliver positive returns for decades -- perhaps even for eternity. One way you can invest in her is to affirm her as a valuable young woman -- just for who she is. Guy recently took up the challenge to invest in one of his teenage daughters on a Fathering Adventure to tropical North Queensland. Find out why, how and the ...

By |2021-07-10T15:13:27+10:00June 28th, 2021|Dads, Children, FAITH, FAMILIES, TRAINING|0 Comments
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