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A Single Dad’s Greatest Fear

Apparently, fear is a great motivator. To change a behaviour, people will try to move away from or avoid a fear. People will also change their behaviour when motivated by moving toward an incentive; however, it is fear that is running with me. I have ticked off some crazy mountain climbs that dulled my fear of scaling peaks. I overcame the dreaded apprehension of separation. Through school and beyond I gradually ...

By |2022-07-22T21:11:41+10:00July 22nd, 2022|Children, Dads, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Single Dad Supporting His Children to Succeed at School

A week or so back, I received a parenting tips email. The author proposed that I start the school year by getting in touch with my children’s teacher. He said I ought to get to know their teaching style, educational strategies, and understand what is expected of my children this year. I paused to reflect on this time last year and the amazing year that my girls and I formed. It ...

By |2022-06-11T12:29:01+10:00June 11th, 2022|SINGLE DADS|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|Children, Dads|0 Comments
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12 Ways to Beat Covid-19

Coronavirus is sweeping across Australia. Here are some tips to boost your immune system -- and your loved ones' immunity -- so that you will be prepared if you catch it. Your body is your best friend. You live in your body, so it is important you take care of your body. The 12 Ways to Beat Covid-19 are more based around the concept of prevention as opposed to cure. The ...

By |2022-01-10T13:14:59+10:00January 8th, 2022|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES, MENS HEALTH, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|1 Comment
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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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Have We All Become Paranoid Parents?

It was a sunny Saturday morning; I was dining alfresco at a restaurant on a busy street, casually sipping my coffee, when I noticed a little girl wander past our table and down the street. Her mother was deep in conversation and didn’t notice. I didn’t want to cause alarm by yelling at her to watch her child from across the busy tables, so I walked toward the little girl. She ...

By |2021-08-30T11:42:23+10:00August 31st, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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10 Life-Giving Hacks for Living Within Lockdown Limits

Health-hindering lockdowns are by no means fun. The routine COVID-19 “stay home” decrees were agreeably necessary when little was known about the virus. 19 months on, government decrees are less about preserving health, and more about governments serving themselves. There’s little doubt that keeping people scared, helps an increasingly militant bureaucracy keep emergency powers firmly in their hands. It’s with this in mind that I’m reluctant to give out ideas for ...

By |2021-08-27T21:50:35+10:00August 28th, 2021|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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The Race is Afoot: Time to Focus on the Finish Line

A life around the family home can at times feel like a race to complete each day’s requirements. Recently, like many others, I find myself being forced to slow down in what is usually a busy lifestyle. Caught trying to understand the current ‘Covid’ life and reflecting on what was, before covid. Pre-covid, my children participated in school competitive sports. I am a person that likes to blend in with people ...

By |2021-08-25T18:42:11+10:00August 25th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Tag Team Vs. Good Cop, Bad Cop Parenting

Avoid "good cop, bad cop" parenting as much as possible. In fact, ditch it altogether. A system that elevates mums over dads, or dads over mums, doesn’t work. Good cop, bad cop parenting’s long-term costs negate any short-term benefits. The system is a recipe for favouritism, resentment and parental neglect. Potentially even divorce. https://youtu.be/gYYYOhq08Vg Good cop, bad cop is a poor metaphor for parenting. It’s even worse as an instruction manual ...

By |2021-08-15T07:45:15+10:00August 14th, 2021|Dads, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MOTHERS, NEW DADS|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|GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, PODCASTS|0 Comments
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