We encourage men across Australia to identify with their most important job – being a Father.

Put fathering first.

As Fathers and Father figures, it’s so easy to get lost in our other roles and forget what our first job is. Yet it’s the most important job we’ll ever do.

We're encouraging Dads across Australia to and the world realise how important their job, their first job, is.

See here to find out how you can put fathering first.

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About The Fathering Project:

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About The Fathering Project:

We're for the kids.

The Fathering Project isn't for those dads who feel they aren't doing the best of jobs or struggling with the role.
It's for each and every dad!
To show them of their significant importance to their children and assist and provide useful tips to raise and develop our children; the future of our society.

Resources:

Aim for a Caramello Life

A fulfilling life is important. Listen to this podcast to find out the meaning of a Caramello life.

Tips:

Be positive

A short humorous video featuring Peter Rowsthorn focusing on the importance of having and displaying a positive attitude around the children.

Tips:

Avoid the good cop, bad cop trap

If you are separated from your partner, disciplining your children can become more difficult.

Tips:

Family rituals are important

A family ritual is of high importance, particularly for those families who aren't spending as much time all together as they'd hope!

Schools Program:

What is a Fathering Project School Group?

The Fathering Project School Group is formed in your child’s school by fathers and father figures who want to be champions in their child’s life.
The group is aimed at being fun, building interaction and knowledge of fathers and father figures of the school to engage themselves more effectively in the lives of their kids.
Fathering Project School Group's aim to not only discuss and address important topics to the father's and the children involved, but to also bring the participating members together to develop strong bonds with like-minded people.
For further information or details on how to start up your very own School Group, check out the School Group page on our website.

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Upcoming Events:

The Fathering Project organises professional networking, fundraising and general events on a regular basis.
Some of the participatory events open to the public, coming up in the near future is "The Big Campout" occurring on 14th October 2017.
Another event that is a great and unique opportunity is "The Fathering Project Community Bike Ride" occurring on 4th November 2017.
For more upcoming events and relevant details, please visit our Events Page.

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The work of the Fathering Project is solely supported by the generosity of our community - people like you.
When you donate, you will be supporting our mission to prevent kids from suicide, self-harm, substance abuse and other issues effecting the youth of today.
You'll be supporting our research and schools program also.
To help us continue our work and support the father's and their children all over the world, please make a donation today.

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“It can make a huge difference to children when their father, or father figure, is involved and participating in their life. Schools have the context in which they can apply simple but effective strategies to set up links and facilitate greater involvement. It can be a win for all, the family, the child, the father and the school.”

Bronwyn Tester, Principal of Ranford Primary, WA

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