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Dark Days, Grief and Connections

When I was 7, my mum passed away. It wasn’t until some 30 years after the fact, that I was finally able to talk about...

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Dads & Their Teenage Daughters

From the day our daughter was born, she’s always held a special place in my heart. From my experience talking to dads and reading numerous...

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Social Media P Plates…

In my recent blog on teens and social media I shared that we haven’t yet allowed our teenagers to have their own social media accounts….

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The Gillette Ad – We Believe: The Best Man Can Be

They say that any publicity is good publicity. But I wonder if Gillette had any idea of the extent of global reaction when creating their...

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Teenagers reflection on self-obsessed Instagram life

A few months ago, I was speaking about teenagers and social media with one of Australia’s most sought-after youth speakers. He speaks to thousands of...

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Boy’s Search for Belonging

When you hear the term ‘rites of passage’, do you think about young men diving off crude wooden towers in Vanuatu with vines tied around…

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Christmas Survival Tips

Does it feel like Christmas is bearing down on you like a freight train? On top of the gift buying, party planning and house decorating,…

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Dining & dashing – why it’s okay…

It has been said that character is ‘who you are when no one is watching’; it’s those things that we do in private, not for…

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International Men’s Day

I’m not sure if I’m alone in this, but this year is the first time I’ve been aware of International Men’s Day (IMD). Unlike International…

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Screen Time, Digital Wellbeing & Priorities

New technology releases have a habit of introducing a bunch of new, ‘must have’ functions that are solutions to problems we never knew we had....

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We Condone What We’re Silent On

‘Boys will be boys’- we’ve all said it, but this little phrase can have two very different meanings. On the positive side, it can be...

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Great Fathers Make Time For Their Children

Time and Money are two of life’s scarce resources. How a person spends those limited resources provides an interesting window into their real priorities. I...

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Generational Thinking

Years ago our family spent some time in the Italian countryside. The narrow road winding up the hillside to our accommodation was lined both sides…

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The Influence of Role Models

As adults, most of us have caught ourselves doing or saying something that reminded us of our parents. ‘How did that happen?’ we ask ourselves....

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The necessary link between boredom and creativity

On a recent visit to the hardware store, our boys (11 & 13) grabbed a bunch of varying sized cardboard boxes for some creative projects...

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Interview in Eternity Magazine

Ben McEachen from Eternity Magazine interviewed me about my book More Like The Father a few weeks ago. They just shared the story on their…

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Creating Security & Stability for Your Kids

When I was growing up there were some things you could rely on – banks were the trusted pillar of the community, owning your home…

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Everyday moments are lessons for life

The other day we were out driving and the car next to us started drifting into our lane. My quick toot of the horn to…

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For Mums this Father’s Day

Here’s a Father’s Day idea that will speak to one of your man’s greatest desires, and it won’t cost a cent. I recently read a…

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3 things to not say to your children

A parent’s words hold a lot of weight with their children – “You’re an idiot” coming from a child in the playground might be easily…

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