Not all ‘solo parents’ are female—there are more than 20,000 dads in New Zealand who raise their children mostly on their own. We know nothing about this family type. Father & Child has now made a start and released a study on fathers who raise young children entirely on their own. By Harald Breiding-Buss
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In time for Fathers Day this year we have completed our study on fathers who raise young children with no or very little input by the children’s mother. This is a usually forgotten and quite ‘invisible’ family type that seems to engage little with the communities they live in. For more detail and the full […]
Dr Fran Vertue is supervising a student’s Masters thesis at the University of Canterbury. This study will explore the mental health and parenting practices of New Zealand parents who have separated in the past year or two. We decided to conduct this study online, as it is convenient for most people, and helps to maintain […]
Father’s Mauri Ora Circle Looking for support from other fathers? Looking to lend your support to other fathers? Just want somewhere where you can grow in confidence in your role as a father? Maybe you are looking for a male only environment where you can talk with other fathers? Then our Mauri Ora Father’s Circle […]
Commission Without Clout? The Families Commission, set up in 2004, was part of the Labour government’s coalition agreement with Peter Dunne’s United Future Party. As a cynical volunteer in the New Zealand family support network I can’t help but ask: what have they achieved in the last four years? And especially: what have they achieved […]
Father & Child Trust is looking for fathers who have day-to-day care of at least one child eight years or under in either Christchurch or Auckland. The Trust is conducting what is believed to be the first study in New Zealand on the circumstances, issues and support of solo fathers and their young children.