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A Day to Remember

Opportunities to seek out adventure are only limited by your imagination and budget, but there are ways to escape inexpensively. An adventure together was exactly what the girls and I needed, and an educational road trip could be a good place to start.

By |2023-11-27T17:14:25+10:00November 24th, 2023|FAMILIES, Dads, FAITH|0 Comments
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Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development in Children

by Assal Habibi  Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience. As a researcher of neuroscience and a pianist myself, I understand that the mastering of this skill not only takes practice, but also requires complex coordination of many different brain regions. Brain regions – that are responsible for our hearing, sight and movement ...

By |2023-08-24T14:11:24+10:00August 24th, 2023|NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE, Children|0 Comments
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How Reading to Your Child Affects Brain Development

One of my happiest childhood memories is snuggling in bed with mum or dad each night as they read to me. It was these moments that instilled in me a lifelong love of reading. It’s still one of my absolute favourite things to do, even though it’s a rare treat for me these days. What I didn’t realise back then was that this simple habit gave me so much more than ...

By |2023-01-28T07:44:07+10:00January 30th, 2023|MOTHERS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, GOOD BOOKS & VIDEOS|0 Comments
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How to Bond with Your Kids – According to Neuroscience

Research reveals the amazing science behind creating a strong, lasting bond between parent and child, helping the child develop into a secure, well-rounded and independent person. “I think it should be cool to be a good partner, a good spouse, a good father… If I’m one of the people who helps make that cooler, I think that’s great,” are the prescient words of mega-selling recording artist, John Legend. John is right, ...

By |2023-01-20T07:50:32+10:00January 20th, 2023|Dads, Children, FAMILIES, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|1 Comment
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Board Games for Bored Dads and Kids

Board games are boring. Yes, it’s not the greatest way to start off an article selling the importance of tabletop games hammered out between dads, mums, and their kids. Like it or leave it -- win, or lose -- I have no real love for the genre. The very last thing as a dad I’ve wanted to do, is play Monopoly, spin the wheel in Game of Life, or face the ...

By |2023-01-10T21:40:25+10:00January 12th, 2023|NEW DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|2 Comments
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Marriage is Not a Partnership

Housework: It’s often a topic of debate among couples, and truth be told, we’ve had our own dramas in this area over the years. We have very different values and expressions when it comes to housework. Byron is particular about floors and will often be found with a broom, mop or vacuum cleaner in hand. Francine is more motivated around food preparation -- she’s more likely to be at the supermarket ...

By |2023-01-04T17:08:09+10:00January 4th, 2023|LOVE & MARRIAGE, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Good Words

It happened in the shoe section at Big W. Casually browsing through the sandals, Tyson kneeling at my feet. He dropped a heel, paused and said: ‘b@&&er.’ Mortified. Where on earth did he learn…? Oh. Confession time: Amongst my many and varied flaws is a weakness for the odd expletive. Something that seemed harmless enough… until I heard that word come out of my ‘epitome-of-innocence’ 3-year-old’s mouth. The other customers in ...

By |2022-12-26T08:04:52+10:00December 26th, 2022|MOTHERS, Children, FAITH|0 Comments
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