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Dad Adventures in the Backyard

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” These are the inspirational words of Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings, written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The fact that Tolkien was one of the biggest-selling adventure authors of all time with 150 million copies sold gives extra credence ...

By |2022-07-30T11:09:12+10:00July 30th, 2022|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Minecraft: Take Your Dad-Game to the Next Level

Five more tips for dads on how to maximise your Minecraft gaming fun for some quality time with your children. For decades, I’ve been an avid videogame consumer. From an Amstrad in the '80s, to rented Nintendos in the 90s, to console, and PC level MMORGs in the 00s, videogaming has been part of the casual way I’ve spent my downtime. While I’ve all but resigned from this virtual playground -- ...

By |2022-05-13T09:36:13+10:00May 13th, 2022|NEW DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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My Daughter’s Sleepover: Fun at All Costs

The challenge of being a dad really increases when your only daughter turns ten years old.  This happened to me many years ago, but it could be very relevant to you right now. We had four boys, and then my wife got her wish and daddy got his dream. The stork brought a beautiful bouncing baby daughter. She had red hair and a mind of her own, and perhaps at times ...

By |2022-02-24T23:07:21+10:00February 24th, 2022|Dads, Children|0 Comments
  • dads - fun with kids

Ten Things Dads & Kids Can Do Together

“Every day, in a 100 small ways, our children ask, ‘Do you hear me? Do you see me? Do I matter?’ Their behaviour often reflects our response.” These are the wise words from L.R. Knost, a children’s writer and child advocate. Our challenge as Dads is to answer that same question. On Saturday, 11 December, I had to organise an all-day national prayer event on Zoom. I needed some help, so ...

By |2021-12-10T16:54:38+10:00December 10th, 2021|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Choosing to Join In When Your Kids Have Fun

Having fun with your kids sometimes means choosing to join them in their silly activities. The other day my girls emptied shredded paper all over the floor to play with it -- so I joined them! On Friday afternoon, I had Phoebe asleep in the swing while Esther and Magdalene were watching a program on TV. I thought it was the perfect time to shred a big pile of paperwork that ...

By |2021-12-15T09:23:12+10:00December 2nd, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, HUMOUR, MOTHERS|1 Comment
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We Just Want to Belong: Friendship

Although we all pursue it in different ways, friendship is a natural part of human life. It is critical that parents pray for their children to gain quality lifelong friends. When it comes to friendships I tend to be a drifter. I don’t actually have a best friend. My best friend is Jacob. I do have close relationships with friends that if there was ever a family emergency or a Birthday ...

By |2021-12-15T09:37:08+10:00October 7th, 2021|FAMILIES, Children, Dads, MOTHERS|0 Comments
  • Christmas

Christmas Aftermath + Holiday Fun with Your Children

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but there is such a thing as the “Christmas Aftermath”.  The cleaning, the recovering, the losing weight and keeping the children entertained during Australian summer holidays. From a parent’s point of view, they stretch on forever, but from our children’s point of view, they are all too short. For this poor man who was attacked by his cat while opening his Christmas presents. ...

By |2021-05-05T14:46:32+10:00December 27th, 2020|Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments

Grab the Moment

The team at Dads4Kids is so thankful to the three daring dads who featured in the Decorate Dad Challenge video. One of those amazing dads is Ashton Reed. Last Thursday, Ashton and his three beautiful children agreed to be featured in the TV story about why he took the Decorate Dad Challenge so seriously. To the joy of his children, they had the opportunity to decorate Dad all over again for ...

By |2021-05-05T14:57:41+10:00November 8th, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|1 Comment

Decorate Dad Challenge — Don’t Miss the Opportunity

Dear Friends My friend Dr Bruce Robinson tells a story in his bestselling book, which forms the introduction to Fathering from the Fast Lane. An unforgettable and sad thing happened to me at a restaurant one evening. It illustrates how important it is to know if we, as fathers, are on the right track or not with our children. I was dining with a group of people and was talking to ...

By |2021-05-05T14:57:41+10:00November 1st, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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Play Together, Stay Together

The science shows that families who play together stay together, for more reasons than one. Jim Burns, in his article “Families that Play Together Stay Together”, said, “Playing together is an essential trait of happy, healthy families. Certainly, our children need to do their chores, and of course they need discipline with consistency, but what they also need desperately from their parents is a rousing game of hide-and-seek or a monthly ...

By |2021-05-05T14:57:41+10:00October 25th, 2020|Children, FAMILIES|1 Comment
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