The Fathering Project aims to improve child development outcomes by inspiring and equipping fathers and father figures to engage positively with their kids.
We know that an effective father has a profound impact on the kids, thus it is of great importance to establish Fathers and Father Figures that  interact with their children as effective as possible. We seek to make better dads for the benefit of the children.
Our Vision is to ensure every child in Australia has an effective father or father figure.

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Five main aims of The Fathering Project to help our kids

1. To help fathers realise how important they are in a child's life
2. To give fathers advice on how to engage with their children
3. To inspire fathers to get involved with their children - become proactive
4. To develop programs and initiatives to assist with and promote the engagement of fathers
5. To utilise research-based evidence to encourage positive change in fathers

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It's all about the kids

Since its infancy, we’ve engaged with many fathers and father figures across Australia to become better dads for the sake of their children. After all, the main beneficiaries of our work are the children of today and tomorrow – encouraging and leading them to become future citizens and leaders.

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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.


Aim for a Caramello Life

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


Be positive

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


Avoid the good cop, bad cop trap

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


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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“I would just like to thank The Fathering Project for the weekly tips. They are great and when I take a step back and put them into action, I can really see a difference in my two girls.”

Stuart, loving father of two beautiful daughters

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