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Families

This is an amazing story by my good friend Mark Jeffery who has four beautiful children. Mark is a single dad and a faithful board member of Dads4Kids. The short title of the story says it all, “Heroes - Dads in the Emergency Room.” My daughter sliced into her thumb with a Stanley knife –… Read More

Boys Day May 16

Earlier this year Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, my friend from Trinidad in the Caribbean, called for the inaugural celebration of International Day of the Boy Child on May 16. Dr Jerome Teelucksingh also founded International Mens Day. I suggested to Jerome for the sake of ease of communication that we shorten it to International Boys’ Day… Read More

Thanking Mothers

Mothers are under more pressure today than they have ever been. That’s why Dads4Kids is initiating a "Thanking Mothers" CSA TV Ad campaign scheduled for release in the lead up to Mother’s Day on 13 May 2018. Unfortunately, the amazing sacrifice that mothers make is often invisible to Dads and children. Mothers are not appreciated… Read More

Daughters & Dads

If there is one thing I am passionate about it is dads connecting with their children for the purpose of transitioning into manhood and or womanhood. This ceremony is often called a rite of passage but it could just as easily be called a celebration of womanhood or a celebration of manhood. The Jews, in… Read More

Change the World

I hate change because change brings challenge. I love my comfort zone. When someone asks me to change, I usually feel bad because there is a real likelihood that I was wrong in the first place. Most of us don’t like being wrong. We all like to stay in our comfort zone. I have always… Read More

“Sticks and stones will break my bones but words will never hurt me”, is a saying that I recited to the bullies at school when they taunted me and the other kids who were my friends. I am not so sure that is true anymore. Words come from intentions and intentions become actions. Words are… Read More

Fatherless Shooters

Every now and again an article is written that just has to be reprinted in full. Professor Paul Kengor has written a brilliant expose called “Fatherless Shooters … as Liberals Push for Fatherless Families” on the tragic outworking on of the Boy crisis. Of course, as broken men we must share part of the blame… Read More

Heroes & Mentors

The great writer Ernest Hemingway said, “As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary”. I have found that to be true. Age does not diminish the need for heroes, they just become harder to find, but they are still necessary. Our children, especially when they are younger… Read More

Hard to Be Humble

This week’s newsletter is called ‘Hard to be Humble’. I had suggested ‘Father Eats Humble Pie’ or ‘Bossy Boots Bites the Dust’ but I was over-ruled so I accepted the sanitized ‘Hard to be Humble’. Let me explain: Many years ago one of our former board members, Phil Latz had the bright idea of organising… Read More

Ten Tips for Dads

Let me share with you Ten Tips for Dads. The tips are not all my own ideas but that just shows that there is truth to the statement, "There is nothing new under the sun." I can assure you however that I have practiced all these ideas with varying degrees of success. If you can… Read More