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:

Promote a positive attitude to education and school

Model respect for the school and for education in what you do and say.

Resources:

The SOCK Theory

It’s always easy to start a resolution, but if you don’t keep to it, you will not get better. SOCK means See a problem; Own that problem; make Changes; and Keep it up!