Dad-proof tip: Balancing work and Family Life

Have you ever stopped to think about how your priorities change over time? From when you are young and entering the workplace, to when you have children, to when you are thinking about retirement and then looking back on your life. Now is a good time to think about it. “I don’t suppose anybody ever […]

Dad-proof tip: How to switch ‘off’ from work and ‘on’ for kids

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Switching off from work can be a challenge. For those who work from home often, it can sometimes prove even more challenging. Whether you work mostly from home, on-site or in the office, coming home from work can be a challenge, especially with younger children wanting your attention.  Some days it can feel like you […]

Talking to your kids about cyberbullying

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Talking to your child about cyberbullying in today’s society has never been more important. In the lead up to World Kindness Day we encourage you to open the lines of communication around treating others with kindness and take action against bullying and cyberbullying. Although development of online technology has provided us with some amazing new […]

Dad-proof tip: Reflect on your work life balance

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Dads of today have tripled the time they spend on caring for their children and do twice as much housework (compared to fathers of a generation ago). Research shows 85% of dads aspire to fully share parenting with their spouses, however only 30% report that they actually get to do this. For some dads, making […]

Dad-proof tip: Finding your life balance

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Everyone’s life balance is different and will alter as the needs of your children change and demands of work evolves over time. Finding a comfortable and healthy balance for you is something you need to work on and fine-tune over your life-time stages. We all need to find a comfortable balance that includes time for […]

Dad-proof tip: Understand your anger

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Everyone feels angry sometimes, it is perfectly normal.  Being a dad can bring about a range of emotions, and triggers you didn’t even know existed. It is how you express that anger that is important. Don’t let it control you.  When you choose to use anger positively, it can give you energy and motivation to […]

Six ways to support your wellbeing through physical activity

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Regular physical activity benefits both the body and mind. Exercise also improves mental health and can reduce the risk of depression and mild anxiety and improve overall wellbeing. Research shows that keeping active can:   help lift mood   help improve sleeping patterns   increase energy levels   help block negative thoughts and/or distract people from daily worries   Six […]

Dad-proof tip: Dealing with trauma and moving forward

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Trauma is most often the result of a negative event or situation. It may be the death of someone you love, experiencing abuse, an accident, a difficult relationship, or a natural disaster like an earthquake or fire. If you are feeling shocked and overwhelmed with emotional pain, such as feeling sadness and grief, feeling anxious […]

Dad-proof tip: Support fatherhood in the workplace

There are ways you can promote the important role of fathers/father figures in your workplace to help normalise fathers making time for their families and taking on caring responsibilities. This will also encourage work/life balance among your colleagues, which has been found to increase work productivity.   There still remains some stigma around fathers taking on […]

Dad-proof tip: Little actions go a long way

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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 lives of their 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 […]