All Fathers & Mothers... you are invited to join me at a FREE Fathering Workshop in Sydney, next week. Details here -
When Does a Boy Become a Man?
A Few New Firsts for Fathering Adventures
Upcoming Dad & Daughter Adventure Weekends in S-E QLD. Register your interest now... here, at... .
All my Aussie & NZ mates... save over $15,000, and support the mission of Fathering Adventures at the same time... .
. You sent me a message Chris.? Abundant blessings,
Darren at 'Fathering Adventures' .
RMDK (Raising a Modern Day Knight) “Dad Challenge” video, featuring yours truly… . VIDEO
but we would do well to remember... they need our encouragement even moreso.
Yes, our children definitely need our correction of them... whether they realize it or not...
And by right balance, I don't even mean 50-50.
So how does your ledger look Dad? Do you have the right balance between correction and encouragement?
“Correction does much, but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
You can watch that short “Dad Challenge” video, featuring yours truly, here on YouTube now… . VIDEO
Thrilled & humbled to have been invited by RMDK (Raising a Modern Day Knight) to contribute to 1 of their monthly “Dad Challenge” videos...
You just have to love the beauty of a Mother's heart for her husband & their children... . We love it!!!
“Stop trying to perfect your child, but keep trying to perfect your relationship with him / her.” (Dr. Henker)
So Dad... don't wait... get your kids (boys & girls alike) outdoors, and engage in some adventure with them.
... but being invited into an adventure, is also one of the core desires of the feminine soul.
"An adventure to live" may be one of the core desires of the masculine soul...
“Every child needs at least one person in his/her life who is absolutely crazy about him/her.” (Dr Tim Clinton - Professor of Counseling)
By doing so... you're making a HUGE investment.
... follow up with those three all-important words... "Tell me more"... and then continue to listen. Truly engage with him or her today!
Be sure to give each of your children some of your undivided attention today. And you guessed it... when he or she is done speaking...
A great question for us parents! So... when was the last time you really listened to your child?
"When someone is ready to share, three magic words amplify your connection, and they are: "Tell me more."”
(Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey)
“Listening is a high art of loving. Ask yourself, "When was the last time I really listened to my child? My parent? My brother or sister?"
By giving them your time, your attention, your heart. Not by giving the latest & greatest toy, technological device, or new car.
Today's quote dovetails in nicely with yesterday's quote. How will your children come to feel that you cherished them?
“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.”
(Richard L. Evans)
The Fatherhood Revolution Goes National
So go for it Dad... give each of your children a few minutes of your time today!
“The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.” (Orlando A. Battista)
If there's any part of who you are, that you don't want your son or your daughter to adopt... then be sure to make those changes today.
So Dad... I encourage you today, to take a look in the mirror.
"Our children are watching us live, and what we are shouts louder than anything we can say." (Wilfred Peterson)
... during the upcoming June 13-29 Australian 'Bring Back Fatherhood' Tour... . Please retweet. VIDEO
Check out NEW 90 second promotional video! It's going to be shown as one of 2 only trailers at each screening of ABSENT...
... "The Men We Need - Reach The Boy... Change The Man", ... . Enjoy!
Here's an interview I did with Jonathan Doyle of Choicez Media's...
... screening dates, times, & locations, at the website, here... .
and be sure to invite your friends. Explore more about ABSENT, and the upcoming Australian 'Bring Back Fatherhood' Tour
Canberra, and Nowra as well... it's incredibly important to get out and see & support this powerful documentary for yourself,
With premiere screenings of ABSENT in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Wollongong, Townsville, Cairns, Toowoomba,
Watch the 60 second video teaser to wet your appetites... VIDEO
where the multi-award-winning documentary 'ABSENT' will be premiered in nearly every capital city, and a number of regional cities as well.
Award-winning film-maker, Justin Hunt, is coming to Australia next month for the 'Bring Back Fatherhood' National Tour...
Exciting news for the future of fatherhood & families in Australia. Please retweet the amongst your networks...
Are You an Over-Protecting, Risk-Averse Parent? Read our latest blog, here... .
Are You an Over-Protecting, Risk-Averse Parent?
... and true of that very father-son and or Dad & Daughter relationship.
This is true of every man who joins us for one of our Father-Son and or Dad & Daughter Adventures...
“He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who left.” (Chinese proverb)
Because it will indeed be the message from which their entire lives will be shaped.
So Dads... what message does each of your children receive from you most often?
"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice." (Peggy O'Mara)
And to do that Dads... you must still be able to dream yourself. What is your dream? And do you know your child's dream?
"We Must teach our children to dream with their eyes open."
(Harry Edwards - Sociologist)
Register your interest now, here... .
We have "father-son" pairs traveling from as far away as Europe, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane etc.
... for upcoming... June 29 - July 4, 2013 - 5 Night Father-Son Adventure in Tropical North Queensland.
... who you'd like to guide into young manhood... and or authentic manhood... then we still have a couple of vacancies...
If you have a teenage or twenty-something year old son... or perhaps you know of a young man who has no father-figure in his life...
So be encouraged... you child needs you... more than he or she even realizes... and there is no more noble calling.
As Rose Kennedy said... parenting demands the very best we can bring to it.
... as any honorable profession in the world and one that demanded the best I could bring to it.” (Rose Kennedy)
“I looked on child rearing not only as work of love and duty but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging...
, & then how much of your time you are actually investing into him or her.
Research is clear... children with involved fathers, do better.
I encourage you to take an inventory of how much time your child spends on his or her electronic devices...
So what are you waiting for Dad? Get plugged in today!
Question: What is the most powerful wireless, interactive device for learning and gaming available?
Answer: The iDad!
different outdoor activities, at a different time of year. Why not explore now... .
catering, & accommodation… which of course translates to a cost saving... held in a different location, in a different State,
These contain everything our incredibly fruitful 5 Night Father-Son Adventures have always offered… just one day less adventure activities,
... 4 Night Father-Son Adventures... .
We have made some changes to the website, INCLUDING THE ADDITION OF a new webpage altogether, for a whole new adventure...
And if you haven't started well as a Dad... then there's no time like the present to make the changes necessary, to become a great Dad.
Most of us only get one shot at being a father to our child... so let's do it right... right from the start.
“If You Don’t Have Time to Do It Right, When Will You Have Time to Do It Over?“
... and seeing good fathers become great fathers, whilst of course continually being challenged and growing myself.
Aint that the truth! One of the things I love about what I do through is playing my part in building good fathers...
“A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.“
You can listen to that radio interview here... .
... were interviewed by Focus on the Family's Eric Skattebo & counselor Deb Sorensen.
the continued importance of a father's presence. Recently, whilst in Melbourne facilitating Adventure Weekends there... Melissa & I...
On the final day of our Dad & Daughter Adventure Weekends, my wife Melissa shares with the Dads, from a mature-age daughter's perspective,
... There is always Hope for new life, and better still... Life to the full.
... we must remember that however bad a relationship with our spouse, our child, or even our own parent feels... don't ever give up...
When it comes to applying Easter Sunday (Resurrection Sunday) to family relationships...
A quick thought on fatherhood from the original message of Good Friday... we ought to lay down our lives for our wives and our children.
Dad & Daughter Adventure Weekend
Register your interest quickly, as places are being filled very quickly... .
Which of our Upcoming Father-Son and Dad & Daughter Adventures, in different locations around the country, best suits your family?
... with strength, courage, honour, integrity, & nobility.
... one that would propel me intentionally through each season of my life, and encourage me to go the distance...
At the age of 29 years... I was a man that still lacked a clear & compelling vision for manhood... o
... for boys, for young men, and even for many mature-age men today.
Imparting a vision for authentic manhood is a critical part of any rite-of-passage / process of masculine initiation...
... is clearly define what a real man is, and what a real man isn't.
Something incredibly important that does during our 5 Night Father-Son Adventures...