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Shield Your Kids From Your Work Stress: The No.1 Thing You Must Do Before Getting Home Tonight

“Kids are mood detectives,” says Michael Grose, co-author of the new parenting book, Anxious Kids. “Anxiety and emotions are contagious.” In other words, your state of mind could rub off on your children. That’s a scary prospect given that our workplaces are getting more stressful than ever before.

Study: Dads Who Take Parental Leave May Delay Having More Kids

Dads who take parental leave are more likely to postpone having additional children, a study in Spain has found.

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Life Hack! Drop Your Child Off At Day Care The Night Before To Save Valuable Time In The Mornings! *

The alarm’s blaring, there are no clean towels in the bathroom, and your two-year-old hasn’t even thought to make himself breakfast yet. Mornings with kids can be an absolute clusterfuck. In fact, research shows it’s the most stressful time of day for new parents. But here’s a tip so simple that you
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OK, This Could Be The Single Biggest Gamechanger You Can Make For Your Entire Dad Life...

Yep, we’re talking about taking parental leave. Big call? Maybe. But after Sydney father-of-two Pete Rhodes took 18 weeks of parental leave to care for his youngest son, Liam (now two), he described it as “the best decision I’ve ever made”. Here, Pete describes the impact it had on his life, relati
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This Dad Fought Back Against Post-natal Depression: Here’s What He Learnt

One in 10 new dads struggle with depression following the birth of a child. But, on the surface, Stephen Reilly seemed like an unlikely candidate. That’s partly because Stephen is an unusually successful man. Married with two children, Harper (14) and Augie (9), he’s enjoyed a wide-ranging career t
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The No.1 Tactic For Long-distance Dads

At first travelling for work can feel like a glamorous perk. You mop up the frequent flyer points, nab a good night’s sleep in a hotel and (whisper it) also wangle a temporary break from the parenting treadmill.  But when you’ve got a young family and you’re away from home a lot, the novelty quickly
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Matt Tilley: "My dad was more of a safety-net than a loaded gun"

MATT TILLEY, 49 Comedian / radio presenter Father of Grace (17), Jack (15) and Oscar (13) My dad, Trevor, taught me how to shave and how to change a car tyre. The poor bastard had no choice. There was no YouTube back then. He was an old-fashioned person with a new-age way of thinking. I’d say he wa
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School of Rock: 6 Dwayne Johnson Quotes To Dad By

It’s hard to believe that not so long ago, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was perceived by the world as a meathead wrestler. Today, he’s the world’s most bankable movie star, an action-hero with 20-inch biceps and a heart of gold. But he’s also the new dad-hero. This, after all, is the family-man w
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Mick Jagger and Me: The Old Dads’ Club

Thank God for Mick Jagger. Whenever I’m feeling that I made my run too late by starting this fatherhood caper well past my prime, I just catch up with the latest on the procreation habits of my big-lipped, skinny-hipped buddy. In December 2016, Jagger fathered his eighth child. He was 73 at the time
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The 10-Minute Workout: No Time? No Worries!

Celebrity trainer Chief Brabon can help you lose your love-handles fast. That’s good news because the dad-bod phenomenon is real. In fact, one US study found that on average fathers weigh 6kg more than childless men. That’s no surprise to Chief, one of Australia’s most respected personal train
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Suede's Brett Anderson: Fatherhood As An Act of Optimism

Back in 1992, Brett Anderson appeared on the cover of Melody Maker with Suede under the headline “The Best New Band In Britain”. They were yet to release a single. Suede went on the galvanise the English music scene, helping to birth Britpop with their glam-infused indie rock, creating a world of se
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To Be Honest: Why Nathan Buckley Becoming More Of A Father Figure Has Made Him A Better Coach

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What I Learned at Sleep School

My wife and I almost didn’t go to sleep school. It sounded like signing up for guaranteed emotional trauma – as much for ourselves as our infant sons. We pictured a grim regime like something from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest intensified with marathon bouts of controlled crying. Frankly, we
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Put On a Few Kilos Over Summer? Here’s What To Wear to Hide Your Gut

It’s the tail-end of the silly season so no doubt you’ve eaten, drunk and made merry. As a result, there’s a fair chance you’re carrying a bit of extra timber. Trouble is that it’s also summer and it’s bloody hot out there. That means whenever you’re off-duty you’re almost certainly wearing a T-shir
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