Here in Auckland the close relationship we have developed with the Onehunga office of CYF is helping to ensure that dads get the recognition and support they deserve. This is from an article by Janie Smith in the Auckland City Harbour News on 3rd September 2010: CYF Onehunga site manager Barbara Thomson says fathers play […]
Father’s Mauri Ora Circle Looking for support from other fathers? To lend your support to other dads? A safe place you can grow in confidence in your role as a father? Maybe a dad only environment where you can talk freely with other fathers? Our Father’s Mauri Ora Circle may be just what you are […]
The Balancing Act ‘Work/Life Balance’ has become a big catchphrase in the last few years, but initiatives designed to make workplaces fit better around families don’t seem to work as well for men. As Brendon Smith argues, not just families but whole communities benefit from men being more available to children During the closing decades […]
Families Commission research released today Heart and Head, showed that 60% of fathers think the media portrayed them in a poor light, and half thought that society overall does not recognise their importance.
Most respondents to the Families Commission’s internet-based ‘Couch Poll’ on fathers said ‘better attitudes towards fathers from society’ was the single most important thing that could be done to support fathers. Of the 142 predominantly male respondents, 46% agreed with this, followed by flexible working hours, paid paternity leave and father-specific parenting courses with 30-35% […]