The Christchurch Grammar Dads’ group, are a group of fathers, and father figures, who meet every two weeks during term time to explore how to be better fathers. The idea for the group germinated in April 2014 following one of Bruce Robinson’s presentations at the school. Chaplain Frank Sheehan and Miles Protter were convinced there were men who wanted to go deeper and started a dad’s group that met every month.

According to the men the content hits the mark. We’ve created an environment where authentic dialogue can happen and our thinking and behaviour examined.

In summary, we’ve now got a model to support groups of men to go deeper into what it means to be a good father.

Tips:

Learn about becoming a better father

Very few men are “naturals” when it comes to fathering and mentoring. Recognise this and take steps to learn more.

Resources:

Dad Trips

Dad trips are a great way to bond with your child or teenager at a one-on-one level, especially if you feel distant from them. Listen to the podcast here on the importance of taking trips together.