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Dads come in all shapes and sizes and for many there is one distinct common thread that connects us, we love our children, we embraced fatherhood and intentionally make it a priority. Dads Online is dedicated to these Dads. We providing relevant information and ideas that taps directly into the heart of topics that are most important to Dads. This is an interactive site so feel free to post your comments, share thoughts and ideas so they can also help others.

When you just cant be there!

If you're separated or divorced and don't have a good access arrangement, this might help you stay better connected. Missing your child and feeling like they're missing out on you is a heavy weight to carry.  Kids are resilient and I found that if … [Continue reading]

19 things I wish I had of known that could have saved my marriage

I remember standing at the alter listening carefully to the minister say the following words because I believed them to be true, not quiet realizing the amount of effort it would take from both sides to make them work and go the distance. Those … [Continue reading]

Encouraging mens mental health conversations

It can be hard for men to open up and talk about how they are feeling. And this can have serious impacts on their mental health and wellbeing. In fact research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that men are three times more likely to … [Continue reading]

The secret for an argument free zone

I always wondered when the debating of simple tasks and requests would start or unnecessary attitude, i can tell you its around 10-12 then buckle up at 13+. Prior to that, they are beautiful pliable sweethearts that allow you to guide them, take … [Continue reading]

Don’t look, it can ruin everything

If you like eating sausages, there is a saying that goes...Don't look how the sausage is made, it will ruin everything. We grow up learning about childbirth and never really connect the dots that when it happens to our partner, it's a very full on … [Continue reading]

xox when they need rescuing

I recently read an article about having an sms word if your children are ever in a spot they feel that they can't get out off and need "rescuing". The article was very good but the plan they were using was called the X Plan. The idea was to send … [Continue reading]

Once bitten twice shy

The dictionary explains it this way "If someone is said to be once bitten, twice shy, it means that once someone was hurt by something or someone, they will be afraid to try it again" Often referred to in love terms, hurt holds us back from … [Continue reading]

Poll: What do you want to know?

Dads Online is about to turn 5. Since the beginning we have written about many topics. I remember the early days we were all about: connecting with your children after absence, When you just cant be there, Parenting plans, Dads have feelings too, … [Continue reading]

The importance of encouraging good oral hygiene at both homes

When kids have two homes their regular routines can often go out the window; one parent may well be more likely to allow more TV time than the other, for example, or prefer eating out to cooking at home. However one routine that it’s important … [Continue reading]

Getting rid of credit cards once and for all

Over Christmas I read a book by The barefoot investor. It made a lot of sense, more sense than I have heard before about getting on top of finances. If you're having trouble getting control over your money, don't worry, there is a way of getting rid … [Continue reading]

A must watch: Simon Sinek – Millennials in the work place

We live in a world that is consumed by technology and social media. Relationships suffer, work and our ability to cope with everyday stresses are tough for our children. Children born post 1982 have been brought up in a new and potentially damaging … [Continue reading]

Managing depression whilst studying

Depression gets a bad rap for a lot of things, which to be fair is pretty reasonable because living with depression is pretty shit. Especially when it comes to exam time, and everyone seems to be bragging about how much study they’ve done, and you … [Continue reading]