Stories

Learning to be an active father

Children thrive when they have a positive and active father in their lives. But learning to be an active father is not always so simple.

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The first 1000 days

The first 1000 days of a child’s life, from conception to the age of two, provide a valuable opportunity for a father to get involved. Watch this video to find out more.

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Jaco van Schalkwyk

The gift of dadhood

Five ideas for connecting with your children and teaching them important life values. 

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How do boys become men?

The way boys are raised shapes the kind of fathers they become. We explore some of the stereotypes that need to be challenged about how boys and men can and should behave.

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Fathers Matter video

Children thrive when they have an active father figure in their lives. Watch our Fathers Matter video to find out more.

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Solomon Izang Ashoms

Lessons from a first-time father

Becoming a father can be scary. A dad reflects on some of the lessons he learnt when his first child was born.

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Olefile Masangane

To be a better dad, I had to forgive my absent father

Growing up with an absent father can leave one feeling resentful. But forgiveness is key to becoming the kind of dad you never had.

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Terence Mentor

Being stretched as a dad during COVID-19

Our lives have been radically changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has also been a time of stretching and testing for parents.

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Thabang Mokoena

You can still be a good dad when you don’t live with your child

Physical separation should not stop you from meaningfully taking part in your little one’s life.

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