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My Parenting Spectator Sport

Soccer played by eight-year-old girls is enormously entertaining to watch. The entertainment is fuller when I view the game as an umpire and, best of all, as the dad of a player. I suppose it doesn’t matter what the sport is; looking on with pride and delight is a grand thrill. My daughter isn’t in my care after school on the Thursday that the games are played. Most often, she is ...

By |2023-07-05T09:59:05+10:00July 4th, 2023|SINGLE DADS, Children, Dads|0 Comments
  • children

40 Things Dads Can Do with Their Children

“Children need your presence more than they need your presents,” are the wise words of Jesse Jackson. Both Dads and kids need a purpose to develop the art of presence. To assist you in this art, we have gathered together 40 things that Dads can do with their children. This is particularly relevant over holiday periods. Almost 80% of them don’t require any money, but they do require effort and execution. ...

By |2022-12-26T09:01:12+10:00December 23rd, 2022|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|1 Comment
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Single Dad Runs 500km with Kids in a Wheelbarrow for RFDS Fundraiser

Australian dad James Brougham is setting the dad-life bar high, running 500km while pushing his kids in a wheelbarrow to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS). So far, the single father and his young sidekicks, both under the age of six, have made it 387km, raising AUD $7,196 for the medical aviation organisation founded by the Reverend John Flynn in 1928. Relying heavily on donations to stay solvent, ...

By |2022-10-31T22:00:48+10:00November 3rd, 2022|NEW DADS, Dads, FAMILIES, SINGLE DADS|0 Comments
  • dad-daughter bond

Why Shared Activities Are Essential to the Dad-Daughter Bond

A majority of dads bond with their daughters through shared activities. Dad and daughter bonds are linked to what a 2013 Baylor University study called ‘closeness in the doing.’ “This is,” Baylor affirmed, “the masculine style of building closeness.” Mums tend to bond through the “feminine orientation of talking” -- an observation the study described as “closeness in dialogue.” Building Memories Leaning on experiential data, Baylor noted, “When asked what key ...

By |2022-10-29T13:56:24+10:00October 28th, 2022|NEW DADS, Children, Dads, FAMILIES, NEWS, RESEARCH & SCIENCE|0 Comments
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‘My Dad is My Rock’: The Inspirational Father Behind Bree Walker

Australian Olympian Bree Walker finds strength from her father, who ever encourages her to greater heights. He has been dedicated to supporting her in her sporting endeavours since childhood, sacrificing that she may succeed in her passions. Once a father, always a father. You will find that as your children grow up, they still need you. Just in different ways! Read this incredible story of Mick Walker and his 29-year-old daughter ...

By |2022-09-19T17:41:38+10:00September 16th, 2022|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
  • legacy

What Will Your Children Say About You?

As fathers, we will leave a legacy for our children, whether good or ill. Start working on your legacy today, that your children may have a brighter tomorrow. I can remember, as if it were yesterday, the last day I spent with my Dad. We had an enjoyable day together meeting with business leaders in the Sydney CBD. Three days later, the police knocked on my door to notify me of ...

By |2022-08-05T22:21:53+10:00August 5th, 2022|Dads, Children, FAMILIES, GRAND DADS|0 Comments
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100 Famous People Who Were Homeschooled

May this list of brilliant homeschooled scientists, mathematicians, inventors, writers, poets, musicians, sporting greats and politicians throughout the centuries serve to inspire parents to take the plunge into home education. Homeschooling is parent-facilitated education. Gandhi once said, “There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” His words epitomise the power, beauty, and duty attached to the vocation of home education. From hands-on ...

By |2022-07-14T11:35:06+10:00July 14th, 2022|HOMESCHOOLING, Children, Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES|3 Comments
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American NFL Coach Tells Dads: Fathering is Not a Spectator Sport

Retired NFL head coach and African-American hall of famer Tony Dungy wants dads kicking dad-goals into the endzone. The 66-year-old author, father of 11 children, and NBC gridiron analyst is also the co-founder of All Pro Dad, a non-profit branch of pro-marriage outreach Family First. In his 2016 hall-of-fame acceptance speech, Dungy (pronounced: Dun-gee) credited his head coach, the late Denny Green, for some of his ‘All Pro Dad’ skills. All-Round ...

By |2022-06-17T17:51:18+10:00June 17th, 2022|NEW DADS, Dads|0 Comments
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Fathering Family Adventures

Intentionally creating adventures for your children helps your family to grow and bond together in memorable ways which build an excellent foundation for a lifetime. I believe it is a father’s job to create adventures for his children. Pam Brown put it so beautifully in her famous quote, “Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers, and singers of songs.” Some time ago, I wrote of one ...

By |2022-04-08T22:47:43+10:00April 8th, 2022|Dads, Children, FAMILIES|0 Comments
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