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Dear Dad – The hidden power of Fathers: “Honest, funny, sometimes startling, often moving.”

My wife got me a book for Father’s Day called “Dear Dad”. It is a collection of letters to fathers, edited by Samuel Johnson OAM. The description on the back cover says, “A heartfelt, honest and very human book of letters that will make you smile and make you cry. It is the perfect gift for the Dad in your life. A reminder to say how you feel before it’s too ...

By |2021-05-14T13:17:16+10:00September 7th, 2019|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS, HUMOUR, MANHOOD|0 Comments
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A Tribute to You Dad

Dear Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation, My father died last Sunday 4/3/07 of prostate cancer aged 69. I helped nurse him in last 5 days of his life, staying overnight in hospital with him one night. The pain and agony he suffered must have been excruciating. I am writing this article for two reasons. The first is to urge all men to get themselves regularly checked for prostate cancer (my Dad's cancer was ...

By |2021-06-05T17:48:23+10:00December 18th, 2016|Dads, FAITH|0 Comments

Living Letters

We are all living letters to our children, and our children’s children. This really came through to me at a Fatherhood Success Seminar I recently conducted in Coffs Harbour, NSW. One of the dads at the seminar shared with the group about the 250 letters that his father had written to his mother and brothers and sisters when he was just a baby during the Second World War. Bill’s father was ...

By |2021-05-14T13:22:25+10:00October 11th, 2014|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GRAND DADS, LOVE & MARRIAGE|0 Comments

Life-Long Learners

It’s hard to hold back the tears when a man starts being really honest and speaking from his heart. This is especially the case when that same man has just finished the first Good to Great Course to be completed outside the Sydney-Wollongong region. It is even more exciting when that man tells you that his whole relationship with his wife and children has been revolutionised by completing the Dads4Kids Good ...

By |2021-05-18T13:12:36+10:00October 19th, 2013|Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, TRAINING|1 Comment

Moving House Stress

We recently moved house. The house we had been renting for 13 years was sold, and there was no other option. According to the USA Employee Relations Council, moving house is the third most stressful event in life, following death and divorce. Other lists put it lower, but whatever the case, it usually makes the top ten of life’s worst events. Moving house is stressful because you have to make decisions ...

By |2021-05-18T13:47:06+10:00August 4th, 2013|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, LOVE & MARRIAGE, TRAINING|0 Comments

The Importance of a Father’s Letters to His Children

We recently moved house. The house we had been renting for 13 years was sold and there was no other option. According to the USA Employee Relations Council, moving house is the third most stressful event in life, following death and divorce. Other lists put it lower, but whatever the case, it usually makes the top ten of life’s worst events. Moving house is stressful because you have to make decisions ...

By |2013-08-03T12:09:58+10:00August 3rd, 2013|Dads|1 Comment
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Good-bye

(A goodbye letter written by a mate.) Dear Jane, Even though it will probably take you only five minutes to read this, if you read it at all, it took me a long time to write it. It also took a lot of courage to speak my mind and my heart. I hope you don’t see this as an attack on you, it’s not. Forgive me for my anger, it’s necessary. ...

By |2021-09-06T14:10:01+10:00July 31st, 2005|FAITH, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
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On the Loss of My Dad

Transcript of Alanna Siozos' Eulogy, April 2003 This is the hardest thing I have ever done, most likely the hardest thing I will ever do. There are so many things I can tell you about my father, but at times like these I find it hard to say anything at all. Try to imagine a love so great, a love that makes you want to dance, a love that makes you ...

By |2021-06-05T17:48:30+10:00April 5th, 2003|Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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