We’re building communities of Dads.

As Father’s and Father figures, it’s 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. Because what we do, or don’t do as Dads, has an enormous impact on the happiness and health of the kids we love.

Together, we can help build resilience, self-respect and emotional intelligence. We can show boys how men should treat women. We can show girls how good men behave. And, we can give our kids a great deal of self-worth, just by showing up and being there.

The Fathering Project aims to positively promote the important role of Fathers, and Father figures, through the formation of Dads Groups in schools, communities and the work place.

It only takes one Dad to suggest that a group be formed and create an enjoyable, informal and social environment for Fathers, and Father figures that builds interaction, knowledge and skills.

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Success Stories:

Mr Wu, President of St Peter's Parents and Friends Committee, was very encouraged with the extreme passion of fathers of St Peter's to be involved with their children.

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"I ran the city to surf with my dad and my sister Kate. I was really excited about the race. We got up really early to get there!!... ..." - Sarah, 10, a student of John XXIII College.

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Since 2014, NedsLads conducted many activities which benefit dads and their kids.

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70 families built a school-changing Nature Play for the kids. Find out how!

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Christchurch Grammar Dads Group has created an environment for the men of the school for encouraging open conversation.

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The Great Activities by the LADDs

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Suggest a Dads Group

If you're a Dad and wish to create a Dads Group in your local school, community group or workplace, please follow the prompts and make a suggestion.
Before you do, make sure one doesn't already exist in your area by using the 'find a group' tool.

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Activities:

Create time away with each of your kids

Taking each of your children on a trip with you, whether overseas or just for a few days to the next town, is a great way to spend time with your child and help them feel special.

Experiences:

Life Lessons to be learned from Dad

The Fathering Project was featured in the Daily Telegraph. The article is about discovering the life lessons that only Dads can teach. Playing with dad is not just simple fun —it can also set up a child for life.

Tips:

How to recognise depression in young kids

Here are some tips on spotting the difference between sadness and depression.

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