Being a father

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Choosing to write a new story: becoming a parent after a difficult childhood


After a challenging childhood, Quinton Pretorius and his wife have chosen to raise their children in a radically different way.

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Teaching first time dads to change nappies

A BBC News story about a midwife in Nigeria who is finding creative ways to support men as they become fathers.

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Discipline to equip, not to punish

Sonke Gender Justice MenCare Facilitator, Suleiman Henry, shares practical tips for dads on disciplining their children.

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When the mind struggles, the body lets you know

Many people are unaware that their persisting physical symptoms may have a psychological cause. It is more common to treat the symptoms with medicine, rather than deal with the real issue.

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Practical tips for working through hard emotions

We spoke to some experts to get helpful tools for when you are feeling overwhelmed or that your emotions are out of control and affecting the people around you.

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What to do with your feelings when everything is not ok

It's difficult for men to be vulnerable when life is hard. We look at some of the ways men typically respond when life is challenging, especially when they lose a job or source of income.

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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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The gift of dadhood

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

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