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Two Secrets to a Happy Home

The big question is: “How do you create a happy home?” I think a lot of people wished they had come from one. Working with young people and families with both older and younger children, I’ve noticed that a happy home can come from any race, occupation, economic status, political persuasion and any other variation you wish to throw into the mix. When you have a strong culture in a home, ...

By |2022-12-16T10:20:20+10:00December 19th, 2022|MOTHERS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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How to Raise Generous Kids

If I wasn’t there when she said it, I wouldn’t have believed it. When my boss asked his 7-year-old daughter what she’d like for her birthday, she said she didn’t want any gifts. Could everyone make a donation to the Leukaemia Foundation instead? Excuse me? After a lengthy conversation, she convinced her parents to have a ‘gift-free’ birthday party and instead, set up an online donation form with the Leukaemia Foundation. ...

By |2022-10-31T10:51:36+10:00October 31st, 2022|MOTHERS, Children, FAITH, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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A Christmas to Remember

As Christmas is once again upon us, I would like to share a story that I guess explains what Dads in Distress is all about. It happened a few years ago in the very early days of forming DIDS, and certainly inspired me to continue the work. I was sitting in a  DIDS meeting sharing my story. It was early days into separation, then divorce. It was coming up to Christmas, ...

By |2021-09-11T10:42:54+10:00December 25th, 2005|SINGLE DADS, Children, Dads|0 Comments
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My Father

During the last few weeks, I have neglected most of my duties and usual routines because of the need to help care for my father. Many men of his generation, as they near the end of their lives, often regret having spent so much time pursuing material prosperity and career opportunities at the expense of family life. This was not the case with my father. Last Friday I stood by his ...

By |2021-06-05T17:16:11+10:00February 5th, 2003|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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