9 important things fathers can do….(Andrew King)

From boyhood, competitiveness is nurtured as young men are taught not to ‘be walked over by other people’. This process continues as the child grows into manhood with entrenched values of independence and autonomy. For many men, a suggestion that they need to change what they are thin
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Separated fathers (Andrew King)

While many fathers may find it difficult to express their feelings in words, the primary motivator in their lives is relationships, especially the relationship with their child/ren. From the child’s perspective, every child has a biological father whether he is present, absent or even
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Broken arrows–wounds of the heart (Leonard Szymczak)

As a boy, I once watched a Western where Apaches were fighting the Cavalry. One supposedly courageous lieutenant walked into the open plain with his two guns blazing away. Arrow after arrow struck his chest. Still he continued firing. Twelve arrows later, this man of great courage fin
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My take on mentoring (Simon Mundy)

While the role models in my day (say 1957 – 1964, 9 to 15) were simplistic, a bit violent and quite idealised, they at least provided an age-appropriate foundation to a pre-teen/early teenager for an ethical approach to being a man. Today’s media “heroes” seem to be cut from a uniform
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Learning from the interviews (Matthew Canny)

I have had the opportunity to use the DVD material in my work as a Health Promotion Officer at Junee Correctional Centre for the last six months now. I believed in the vision of ‘What Makes a Man a Man’ so much from the start that I got my company GEO Australia to be the m
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Concerns regarding men’s mental health (Agi O’Hara)

Community concerns regarding men’s mental health are well founded. Male suicide is very high. In 2010, 1,816 males (16.4 per 100,000) died through suicide. (1)Men who do not identify as heterosexual are particularly vulnerable due to experiences of stigma and fears of discrimination a
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Men mentoring other men (Agi O’Hara)

The significant benefits of mentoring have been widely recognized in many contexts, both professional and personal. It would be comforting to know that all young men have had the opportunity to benefit from the wisdom and guidance of a male who has learned through his own successes an
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