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Why Kids Need Their Dads

Why Kids Need Their Dads By Skye Loyd Four decades of research and hundreds of studies have proven what should be obvious to everyone: The more involved a dad is, the more successful his children will be. A father’s influence can determine a child’s social life, grades at school, and future achievements. Involved dads = Successful children The dad…

More fathers winning child custody cases

More fathers winning child custody cases By Ian Munro Fathers are increasingly being awarded custody of their children in Family Court cases, new figures released by the court show. Despite persistent criticism that the court is anti-male, almost 20 per cent of child-residence decisions are being settled in the father’s favour – twice the rate of…

Focusing on Depression in Expectant and New Fathers

 Focusing on Depression in Expectant and New Fathers Significant depression affects between 10% and 30% of women during pregnancy: the incidence remains elevated in the year following childbirth.1,2Although a large body of research has documented the risk factors for and negative effects of depression in mothers, little is known about depression in expectant or new…

I Am Grateful for the Narcissists in My Life

I Am Grateful for the Narcissists in My Life Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism….

Kids and Cars

Kids and Cars We are headed into that back to school rush and while we are out buying new uniforms, school supplies and back packs to prepare for the new school year there is one thing we may want to focus on.  As you are getting in and out of your cars and slipping into…

Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons Being a father is life’s fullest expression of masculinity. But for many males, life consists of a search for the lost father. We know that raising children is the central experience of life, the greatest source of self-awareness, the true fountain of pride and joy, the most eternal bond with a partner….

Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Back-to-School Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs By: Reading Rockets A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, we’ve put together a list of eight helpful…

How Adolescent Parenting Affects Children, Families, and Communities

How Adolescent Parenting Affects Children, Families, and Communities   Even for the most prepared parents, raising a healthy and happy child is one of life’s major challenges. Having the ability to check off commonly accepted parenting prerequisites — a quality education, a good job, mental and emotional stability, a safe home — can make the…

Psychological Facts About Dating After Divorce

Psychological Facts About Dating After Divorce By Jill Avery-   Divorce can be stressful at best and devastating at worst. Entire families are impacted. There is emotional, financial and even social turmoil — potential relocation and distancing from friends, schools and workplaces. When these effects have been integrated into the lives of those immediately involved,…

The Families That Can’t Afford Summer

The Families That Can’t Afford Summer   WHAT are your kids up to this summer? Sounds like a casual question. But for working parents at this time of year, it’s loaded. What have you managed to pull together that will keep your kids engaged, healthy, happy and safe, while still allowing you to keep feeding…