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Let me give you ten irrefutable reasons why you as a father need to make sure that you get your family to turn off the TV, computer, mobile phone and eat together as a family. Of course, there will be some occasions when this is just not possible. For instance, when Australia gets into the… Read More

‘Family Still Our Pride’ was the two page headline in Australia’s biggest selling newspaper, the Sunday Telegraph. This headline appeared several years ago but there is no reason to believe anything has really changed in the Australian psyche. Family is still number one for the vast majority of Australians, and I do mean vast. The… Read More

Hang Out With Your Children

Carey Casey, CEO of the National Fathering Centre in Kansas, encourages fathers to ‘get down on your knees’ to play with your children. If you have young daughters, Carey says dads should ‘be happy to have a tea party with them’ even if it is not quite your cup of tea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WxFZfYprOY Carey Casey shares… Read More

Harmon Killebrew said, “My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You're tearing up the grass'; 'We're not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We're raising boys’.” That may well have been the reply of Dan Fowlks to his detractors. Dan’s viral video has been seen… Read More

Ronald Regan said, “Each generation goes further than the generation preceding because it stands on the shoulders of that generation”. That is the hope and heart of every father. Listen to the video below of my daughter singing the Star-Spangled Banner at a USA/Canadian Ice Hockey match so that I can tell you the story… Read More

‘When I’m Gone’ is a song by controversial rapper, Eminem, that really hits home in more ways than one. In 2006 this song went to the top in the Australian charts and Top Ten around the world. Interestingly Australia was the only country where it went to number one. I think Australians are attracted to… Read More

Heart of Man

Charles Chestnutt said, “The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind, and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image”. These words are probably an apt description of the new cinematic story/documentary called the ‘Heart of Man’… Read More

Leaving a Legacy

The Law of Iroquois says, “In every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations”. If you want to leave a legacy for your children, you should do the same. However, following such wise advice is always easier said than done. There is another saying that I learned many… Read More

Mens Health Week 2018

My coal mining friend told me a story one day that still sends shivers down my spine. He was working many kilometres underground under the mountains that make up the Wollongong escarpment with his friend a fellow miner. He and his friend had completed a long shift extracting coal from the depths of the mine… Read More

An ancient Chinese proverb says, "He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever”. This quote is the best way to explain the power of asking the right questions to help you sustain your relationship with your wife and your family in… Read More