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YES Day — A Family Comedy With a Message for All

“Yes Day — you have to see it, Warwick,” he said with unbridled enthusiasm. “It is a great family movie that every family should watch!” His strong recommendation really caught my interest. For one thing, he is married but has no children. Secondly, my friend is a very switched-on, media-savvy guy, who is passionate in his support of fathers and families.   Yes Day, the movie, is based on a bestselling ...

By |2021-05-21T19:14:42+10:00April 10th, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, VIDEOS|0 Comments

What is a Dad? No Pain, No Gain

What is a Dad? The poem below says it all: A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again. A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt. A dad is someone who ...

By |2021-05-05T04:09:04+10:00February 28th, 2021|Children, Dads|0 Comments

Disciplining Your Children — A Dad’s Cry for Help

Some time ago, I was busy minding my own business in my office, when I heard my wife talking in the next office to a stranger. I opened my door to shake hands with Bill, who was inspecting our fire services in our office on behalf of the landlord. Bill, realising he was in the offices of Dads4Kids, started to ply me with questions about parenting. He asked, “How should I ...

By |2021-05-05T04:14:26+10:00February 14th, 2021|Children|0 Comments

Grace-Based Parenting For Dads

The single hardest thing for any Dad is trying to get the balance right between love and discipline for his children. I often use the expression ‘grace and truth’. Grace is really another name for love. The challenge becomes more difficult the more children you have, and I think especially the more boys you have. Boys seem to find your limit and then take you past it. Boys, for wont of ...

By |2019-09-22T21:09:26+10:00September 22nd, 2019|Children, Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments

Family Vision

There is a saying, “without a vision, people perish”. In my experience, this is true. Many times, people don’t perish on the outside, but they do perish on the inside. It was Thoreau who said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them”! We all need to have a vision to avoid perishing in some way or other. We all need ...

By |2019-06-17T19:27:55+10:00June 17th, 2019|Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments

Fathers & Families – The Priority of Adventure

Richard Branson said, “If happiness is the goal – and it should be, then adventures should be top priority.” It is the priority of adventure that makes being out in the bush with a bunch of dads and their kids really exhilarating. Wollondilly River Station, the place for our annual Dads4kids Bush Camp, is set in a deep valley not too far from the famous Wombeyan Caves in the Southern Highlands ...

By |2019-04-15T07:00:35+10:00April 15th, 2019|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|1 Comment

What’s Happening to Our Boys?

“What’s Happening to Our Boys?” is the title of a book by well-known author Maggie Hamilton and released by Penguin Books. We have covered this book before, but this content is still incredibly relevant. All the more relevant as we approach International Boys' Day on 16 May 2019. Put it in your diary now! Gary Bryant, from the Western Australian Men’s Advisory Network, says of ‘What’s Happening to Our Boys?’: As ...

By |2019-03-11T07:02:41+10:00March 11th, 2019|Children|0 Comments
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