How to Be a Dad

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Is fathering something that we should just all know how to do? For a lot of blokes, their dad was either not around or was not a really good guy. So they don’t have a role model for how to be a dad. But even if they had a good role model, pretty much every dad has to learn what to do. No one ever teaches you how to be a dad. All you can do is reflect on how your dad did things, and maybe take a … [Read more...]

Three Things a Child Needs from Their Father

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There are three things in particular a child really needs in their dad, or father figure, that’s going to set them up for life. The first is to know that dad is there for them. He’ll never abandon them. He’s always going to be there when they need him. Secondly, that he’ll show his love for them, and that love will not depend on whether they’re smart at school or not. The love is just there all … [Read more...]

How to spend time with your children

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Father’s are very important in children’s lives and in fact, looking at statistics of kids that are drug addicts, who lose direction at school, who get depression, teenage suicides, and that sort of thing, between 70 and 100% of them are fatherless. There is no doubt that if someone could wave a magic wand and improve fathering in New Zealand overnight, there would be a dramatic impact on all of … [Read more...]

The Life Changing Fathering Book

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How men in demanding jobs ensure they’re good fathers is the question that Dr. Bruce Robinson has tried to answer in his new book called “Fathering from the Fast Lane”. Dr. Robinson has some experience in this area; he is a father of three, as well as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Western Australia, a practicing lung specialist, and a cancer researcher. In this book, he has … [Read more...]

What makes a good Father?

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What are the golden rules for being a good father?  A good father is someone who looks at his children and says, "What do my children really need from me?" Then, he goes about trying to give it to them. It’s more than just money, a roof over their head, and money for education and food.  All of that is important.  It is more than just discipline and straight forward love. It’s making kids … [Read more...]

How to manage work and family life

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How do men in demanding jobs ensure that they are also good fathers to their children? The workforce has changed; you no longer have a job for life.  You can’t take out a mortgage and know that you are going to be able to pay it. People have to travel a lot more for their work. They’re away a lot. One father said, “I don’t see my three young sons awake between Sunday night when they are … [Read more...]

How to Promote a Healthy Body Image in Girls

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Girls are becoming body conscious at a very early age, with movies, makeup, the internet, and even their toys. How do we protect our girls from being bombarded by images in the media? The long-term answer is to look at how much television is in their lives. The American Psychological Association is starting to say you probably shouldn't even have TV around kids under three. Also, if the parents … [Read more...]

Protecting Our Daughters

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A question fathers often worry about is how to protect their daughters in this day and age. How do we protect them from sexual diseases, which also seem to be on the rise among young people? It is increasingly difficult, as parents of teenagers, to protect them from themselves and predators. One of the things to consider is this word sexualization and what it means. Sexualization is when … [Read more...]

Alcohol and Your Children

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2012 was the first year that young women in Australia drank more alcohol than young men. They’re using alcohol to manage anxiety. What can you do to help? Do anything you can to lower the stress levels in your family. Slow things down and take off any pressure about academic achievement. The world will do that enough with them already. Hurry is the enemy of love. If we can slow it down, we reduce … [Read more...]

Being a Great Father Can Be Quick and Simple

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There are many things that fathers can do in the midst of a busy life to make a difference in the life of your children. It doesn’t take a huge amount of time and the busier you are the more kids appreciate the time you spend with them. It makes them feel really special and that they’re worth your time. All the fathering tips we have, are all road-tested tips by fathers just like you. It can be … [Read more...]