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My Hidden Secret

  I don’t know about your Christmas, but our family had a very enjoyable family gathering. Our whole family gets together immediately before Christmas to allow our family members to meet with their own or extended family on Christmas Day. We started this custom some years ago and it works for us. The good news… Read More

Affectionate Fathers

On my Thursday date night with my wife last week. (Yes, we still have Date Nights and you can too.) I saw a sight that warmed my heart. A father was walking along the street with his young teenage son, hugging his head and shoulders. They were both laughing and hugging each other. Perhaps they… Read More

Raising Daughters

Recently I spent the day with my eldest son at the Embolden Conference. Travelling there and back, we talked a lot as fathers and sons do, and the subject got around to the challenge of raising daughters compared to sons. My son has 5 daughters 9yrs to 1yr and I have 4 sons and one… Read More

International Mens Day 2017

The 19 November was International Men’s Day (IMD), and what a day it was. Dads4Kids put out an IMD media release with men from five other nations, if you include Glen Poole from the UK, currently living in Australia. Where did it all start? What is your involvement with International Men’s Day? I thought you’d… Read More

Motherhood Vital First Years

Erica Komisar has written a much-needed book titled, “Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters”. Her vital message has struck a raw nerve in our fatherless and now almost motherless society and she has come under fire from the liberal left in the USA where she resides. This unwarranted attack has… Read More

Marriage Week

Someone said, “Love is a many-splendored thing”. This week is Marriage Week, 10-16 September 2017. Whilst many of us would agree with Shakespeare, it seems that many would also agree with Eric Clapton when he sings, “Why does love got to be so sad?” Several years ago my wife and I looked through the photos… Read More

The Quest for Adventure

‘The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure’. These are the words of Christopher McCandless, an adventurer par excellence. Maybe the cryptic words of ‘Buffalo Bill’ Cody about his father, sum up our quest for adventure as men better than anything else: ‘But the love for adventure was in… Read More

Dare to Discipline

The title of this week’s Dad4Kids newsletter is taken from Dr James Dobson’s ground-breaking book “The New Dare to Discipline” recently republished in 2014. It was originally published in the 70s. I did read parts of the book in the early eighties but I had already formed my opinions on the need for proper boundaries… Read More

Enjoy Your Children

“Joy is the key to being a good parent and specifically the secret to being a great parent to your children is a lifelong commitment to enjoying your children, not enduring them”. These are the words of Glen A. Gerreyn, noted author and speaker. Glen is father of four children and author of four books… Read More

Before I talk to you about the Good News and Bad News let me share something with you. Whilst the Just A Man is my personal blog it is also my primary way of releasing the latest information from our weekly Dads4Kids Newsletters. My passion is to change the world and make it a better… Read More