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Tears in the Kindy Kitchen

I remember the conversation I had with my mum friends 3 years ago as if it was yesterday. Esther was 22 months old and every fortnight I headed to a friend’s house where a group of mums caught up with each other. I was sitting at the outside table, momentarily lost in thought, when I immediately caught on to the conversation with the mums talking about placing their child’s name down ...

By |2021-12-15T09:32:43+10:00October 21st, 2021|Children, FAMILIES, MOTHERS|0 Comments
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Schooling From Home is Not Homeschooling

Schooling from home may look like homeschooling, but the similarities are only superficial. At a fundamental level, the two are drastically different. Criticising current trends can be like walking into a minefield without a map. One size doesn’t fit all. Despite the assertions of blanket “equality” and blurred distinctions, some distinctions do matter. Everyone is of equal value, but not everyone, nor everything is equal.  For instance, beliefs may align with facts, ...

By |2021-10-06T09:21:28+10:00October 7th, 2021|Dads, HOMESCHOOLING|1 Comment
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Dads, Frogs, Worms and Snakes

There I was, staggering down the dark hallway at 5.30 a.m., trying not to wake the children. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw movement. What is that, I thought? Maybe a mouse? No, it looks bigger than a mouse. Maybe it’s a rat? Peering down in the darkness, I realised it was a frog. But how did such a large frog get into the house? All of these ...

By |2021-07-01T15:52:37+10:00May 8th, 2021|Children, Dads, GRAND DADS|1 Comment

Disciplining Your Children — A Dad’s Cry for Help

Some time ago, I was busy minding my own business in my office, when I heard my wife talking in the next office to a stranger. I opened my door to shake hands with Bill, who was inspecting our fire services in our office on behalf of the landlord. Bill, realising he was in the offices of Dads4Kids, started to ply me with questions about parenting. He asked, “How should I ...

By |2021-05-05T04:14:26+10:00February 14th, 2021|Children|0 Comments

Strong Hand of Love

This week was an important week for one of my granddaughters. It was her seventh birthday. Her mum took her, and her sisters, horse-riding for a very exciting and fun-filled day. We got invited to the after-party, and it was of course gallons of fun. This granddaughter has 4 sisters, three older and one younger, so birthday parties are very social occasions and greatly valued. When we arrived at the after-party, ...

By |2021-05-05T14:54:51+10:00July 26th, 2020|Children, FAMILIES|1 Comment

Grace-Based Parenting For Dads

The single hardest thing for any Dad is trying to get the balance right between love and discipline for his children. I often use the expression ‘grace and truth’. Grace is really another name for love. The challenge becomes more difficult the more children you have, and I think especially the more boys you have. Boys seem to find your limit and then take you past it. Boys, for wont of ...

By |2019-09-22T21:09:26+10:00September 22nd, 2019|Children, Dads, FAITH, FAMILIES|0 Comments

What’s Happening to Our Boys?

“What’s Happening to Our Boys?” is the title of a book by well-known author Maggie Hamilton and released by Penguin Books. We have covered this book before, but this content is still incredibly relevant. All the more relevant as we approach International Boys' Day on 16 May 2019. Put it in your diary now! Gary Bryant, from the Western Australian Men’s Advisory Network, says of ‘What’s Happening to Our Boys?’: As ...

By |2019-03-11T07:02:41+10:00March 11th, 2019|Children|0 Comments
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