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Adventure with Dad

Just this morning I walked out my driveway at 6AM to go down to the Gym with my wife and I found a dead black snake in our front driveway near the road. It was only a baby about 400mm long and I felt quite sorry for it. Seeing the poor deceased baby snake made… Read More

Say I Love You

Happy Father’s Day! We at Dads4Kids salute you for your unswerving commitment to being a Dad. See below the 60 sec version of this year’ Father’s Day community service announcement which is now playing on the following stations across Australia: SEVEN Network, NBN Newcastle, Prime 7, Southern Cross, Imparja, WIN TV, Australian Christian Channel, SBS… Read More

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

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