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Dads at Mealtimes research seeks input from … dads

A researcher from the Queensland University of Technology says men have been neglected in studies that explore parenting and child feeding.

PhD student Jeffrey So is hoping to fill the gap in understanding the role of fathers and male caregivers in mealtimes involving children aged six months to five years.

 

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Martial arts master on a mission to improve truckies’ fitness and health

Truck driver Hiriwa ‘Tee Man’ TeRangi knows a thing or two about staying fit and would like to pass on his experience to truckies passing through the Gold Coast.


Dads with tatts wanted for new PhdD study

A Western Sydney University PhD student is looking to speak with separated or divorced dads who don’t live with their children full-time, and who may also have tattoos.

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Dads' food choices impact health of newborns

From the University of Queensland

What fathers eat has a lasting effect on the future health of their unborn children, new research has revealed.

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Connecting through exercise: The Man Walk

The Australian Men’s Health Forum presents the seventh instalment in our series on health initiatives that help men stay connected through exercise.

Leroy Faure, ex-army, online personal trainer, Brisbane-based businessman and founder of The Fit Dad Lifestyle, gets up at 4am every day. He didn’t do so before joining the military in 2005, nor during training and assignments in East Timor and Afghanistan before retiring from service in 2011.

But he certainly did learn the importance of routine and starting off the day hitting some personal targets with an early gym session and walking his dog.

Instead of watching forgettable ‘trending’ movies and TV series on Netflix, Leroy goes to bed at 9pm – approximately one hour after his young children have settled – and gives himself a chunk of time in the morning to work on his goals without the distractions of family life. “No one can take away that workout,” he says.

This has become one of pillars of his work, since 2019, providing online fitness training for dads and helping them overcome one of the key barriers to staying active: Time.

“They do have time, their excuse as to why they can’t do anything is invalid,” says Leroy, who often asks guys to show him their screen time app, tracking the hours spent on Facebook, You Tube and Tik Tok across devices.


Testing different approaches to working with dads

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is undertaking research around regional Victoria that compares different approaches to working with new fathers.

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Fatherhood Research Symposium 2022 registrations open

One of Australia’s leading conferences on fatherhood returns in May, with options for both physical and virtual attendance.

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Parents Beyond Break Up looks to extend helpline 24/7

Parents Beyond Breakup (PBB) experienced more than a 30% increase in callers to its helpline at the peak of lockdowns in July, reports the organisation’s new CEO, Gillian Hunt in a year-end review of operations. 

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Fathering Project funding increased to $4m as projects expand in 2022

2021 marked a big year for the Fathering Project, who reached more than 340,000 fathers and father figures across Australia with its programs and services.

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First Time Parent Groups fail first time dads, research finds

Playgroups for new parents are an alienating experience for dads, a Warrnambool Deakin University study has found.

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