sociology

Children First

Crystal's mother and father had broken up a few months ago and had moved from the family home, each going their own way. The family home was put up for sale. One night, the neighbours were woken by a loud noise that sounded like an explosion. They looked out their windows to see a massive fire which quickly engulfed the house. Arson squad detectives said it appeared that an accelerant had ...

By |2021-05-08T14:36:59+10:00June 14th, 2020|Children, Dads, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|2 Comments

Tipping Point

I have always felt that our society is at a tipping point when it comes to the restoration of fatherhood in our society. Part of that is my innate tendency to optimism. For me the glass is always half full. I can remember sharing as the conference organiser in the Main Committee Room of Parliament House at the very first National Strategic Conference on Fatherhood in 2003, saying very much in ...

By |2019-12-08T00:30:00+10:00December 8th, 2019|Dads, FAMILIES|0 Comments

The High Cost of Putting a Razor to Masculinity

Gillette has jumped on the #metoo bandwagon, and in the process has derogated masculinity. I have a lot of sympathy for the #metoo movement, because one in four women and one in six men have been sexually assaulted. From my counselling experience, those figures are understated.  It happens a lot more than people realise. It almost happened to me. I was a young naive man in my late teens with a ...

By |2021-05-08T14:09:31+10:00February 2nd, 2019|Dads, MANHOOD, STEPDADS|1 Comment
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