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You are a Father Now!

“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man”. These are the wise words of Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore. They also came true this week for Jean and Tasman Westbury with the birth of their first baby, named Elijah Joseph-Antoine Westbury. You have never met Jean Westbury, but you will know her work on our new Dads4Kids website and our Dads4Kids Facebook site. Jean has a ...

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You Have to Fight to Stay in Love

In the midst of the lockdown, we cannot go to the gym, so my wife and I walk every morning to keep fit. We both enjoy each other’s presence, so we hold hands when we walk. Fight to Stay in Love One morning recently a woman who walked past us regularly said, “You are my role models for love.” I felt like saying, “Yes, but you have to fight to stay ...

By |2021-09-11T14:54:41+10:00September 11th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments
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Some of the Best Father’s Day Gifts Come with Cracks and Glue

I would love to say that my kids are finely tuned Father’s Day instruments honed to always make the perfect choice. Imagine them as well-trained, hawkish, retail warriors, who, with pinpoint accuracy hit their gift-for-dad target with the prowess of a sharp shooter. We don’t live in a perfect “man cave” world, so, I’d be lying to even suggest it. As much as I love their decision making, my kids are ...

By |2021-09-13T06:09:38+10:00September 11th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|1 Comment
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Missing My Dad

Sometimes I find myself wondering what it would be like if he were here now. I’d like to make a place for him at our table for Christmas lunch, like I do for Mum and other family and friends. I’d like to serve him and make up the spare room in our home. I’d like him to see what I’ve become. I was a skinny, pimply, constantly awkward teenager when he ...

By |2021-08-02T17:00:31+10:00August 5th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, GRAND DADS, MOTHERS, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Fathers — Fun to Be With

It’s always fascinating reading about what other people have accomplished in life. Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, was the richest man in America when he died in 1992 at the age of 74. He started Walmart in 1962, so in forty years he had revolutionised retailing in America, received the Medal of Freedom and built the foundation of the soon-to-be-named biggest company in the world. Whatever you think of Walmart ...

By |2021-07-17T14:07:26+10:00July 17th, 2021|Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments

Children Help Us Grow Up

It was 7.30AM Saturday morning. I stumbled out of bed, on my way to the kitchen to get my breakfast cereal, and investigated the living room. There was my son, curled up on the lounge, trying to sleep with his 2-year-old son sitting on top of him and jumping up and down while watching TV. The scene was priceless. My son was trying to let his wife have an undisturbed sleep-in ...

By |2021-05-05T14:54:52+10:00July 19th, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments

Spiritual Fathers

I can still hear the sound of the prison doors clanking shut as we wheeled the last road case into Kalgoorlie Gaol. It was an eerie sound, and one we were not used to. Our family band was due to give a free concert to the inmates. I will never forget that gaol. It was the first gaol we ever played at as a family. It was also the first time ...

By |2021-05-05T17:42:47+10:00July 5th, 2020|Dads, INDIGENOUS DADS|1 Comment

Children First

Crystal's mother and father had broken up a few months ago and had moved from the family home, each going their own way. The family home was put up for sale. One night, the neighbours were woken by a loud noise that sounded like an explosion. They looked out their windows to see a massive fire which quickly engulfed the house. Arson squad detectives said it appeared that an accelerant had ...

By |2021-05-08T14:36:59+10:00June 14th, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|2 Comments

Dads Living Longer

This week Dads4Kids launches its annual end-of-financial-year Help the Children Appeal. One great reason to give to the Help the Children Appeal is because Dads4Kids is helping dads live longer than in years gone by. Last year, on 1 November 2019, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released an important news item. The ABS reported: “Life expectancy at birth is greater for Australian females than males, however male life expectancy is ...

By |2021-05-05T14:54:52+10:00June 7th, 2020|Children, Dads|0 Comments

Daddy-Daughter Duet

Father-daughter duo Mat and Savanna Shaw performed a version of The Prayer on their YouTube channel two months ago, and they could never have imagined what happened next. The musical family went totally viral, earning almost 6 million views on their video. They were both stuck at home because of the coronavirus, and they decided to use their talents to encourage people in the midst of the crisis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqFCbtRz1Z0   My ...

By |2021-05-21T19:16:48+10:00May 10th, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, VIDEOS|0 Comments
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