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Parenting = Responsibility + Fun

A number of years ago, I spent five round-the-world trips on a lawyer to represent my case to be a present dad in my children’s growing up. I could sensibly calculate that separation would force the divvying up of my children’s time between parents, but I was determined to protect as much of it as I could, because I believe my children and I need time to maintain our strong, wholehearted ...

By |2023-06-21T22:44:14+10:00June 20th, 2023|SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Eagle Parenting – Engaged Parenting

American Bald Eagles usually mate for life. Living between 20-30 years in the wild, the main mascots of the United States since 1782 also share traditional parenting roles. Thanks to modern tech, researchers have gathered more knowledge about this North American icon’s parenting skills, much of which comes from a platoon of Live Eagle Cams made available by conservationist groups. (Slight segue: These Eagle Cams are a great idea for a ...

By |2023-02-09T10:44:12+10:00February 9th, 2023|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEW DADS|0 Comments
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What is the Lesson of a Dad in a Onesie?

Toileting is pitiful in a onesie! And so, they are not the usual garb of this practical single dad, but for a social experiment that I crafted to play out. I cannot conceive that a bedtime costume as impractical as a onesie would ever be engineered for anything more than a practical joke. I imagine the pyjama design team in the boardroom some Friday (after a way-too-long lunch) being more than ...

By |2023-01-24T13:43:07+10:00January 24th, 2023|Children, Dads, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Finding Independence for My Daughters

I hold a lofty ideal for my daughters. Lofty and simple. I want them to be sure in believing that they are wholesome people of value, who can tend generously to others and themselves. If I am doing well as a mindful dad, then I am setting my daughters up to be caring companions to friend, family and foreigner. As they develop the skills to rely less on me and fend ...

By |2022-12-22T12:34:53+10:00December 20th, 2022|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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Every Parent Needs to Know This – Dr Jordan Peterson

Psychologist and renowned speaker Dr Jordan Peterson has some home truths for parents. Parenting is certainly challenging, but it is a tremendous privilege and responsibility that should not be subsumed by competing priorities. Bette Davis said, “If you have never been hated by your children, you haven’t been a parent.” She is correct; being a parent is tough. Being a dad is even harder, because the buck stops with Dad! My ...

By |2022-12-30T11:15:22+10:00December 10th, 2022|Babies, Children, Dads|2 Comments
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Mountain Adventure with Dad

Taking the time to bring our children on a challenging adventure in the midst of majestic nature can build their self-confidence while strengthening family bonds. Adventure is key to personal and community growth. Mt Wellington is my playground. The mix of seasons might be regarded as its personality. Sometimes it takes an effort to make ground -- its tearing broodiness very apparent in the angry, chilling wind and murky shadows cast ...

By |2022-09-16T12:32:58+10:00September 16th, 2022|Children, Dads, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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