Cheers to Childbirth – Lucy Perry
Mothering Our Boys - Maggie Dent
From Bullied to Brilliant – Karen Clarke
Chaos at the Crossroads – John Stapleton
Fathers and Daughters – Madonna King
Raising Boys – Steve Biddulph
The Boy Crisis – Warren Farrell
Understanding Parental Alienation – Karen & Nick Woodall
The Equal Parent Presumption – Edward Kruk
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Coming up…

January 24: Dads in Distress
Pete Nicholls … in conversation with Glen Poole

2019 marks 20 years since Dads in Distress was formed on a veranda in Coffs Harbour NSW. A good time to ask current Chief Executive Pete Nicholls to look at the organisation, now part of Parents Beyond Breakup, to see where it has come from and where it is going. This is a significant Australian grown organisation that helps men facing most likely the biggest crisis in their lives. And Pete tells us volunteers make up 99% of the organisation workforce. Dads on the Air salutes our long association. 


January 31: Mothering Our Boys
Maggie Dent … in conversation with Bill Kable

The future of the world, to a great extent, depends on how we raise our boys. Have we been going wrong? Maggie Dent uses her professional qualifications and her experience as a mother of four boys to give us a fresh perspective on raising boys. Maggie tells us about the latest research on why boys need to be treated differently. We hear about “mother wounds” and what we can do to improve our relationship with the boys who will be men. All this told with Maggie’s warmth, humour and depth.


February 7: Beer + Bubs
Carrina Hampton … in conversation with Bill Kable

Childbirth is a daunting prospect for dads as well as mums. And some antenatal classes leave dads with little practical understanding of their role at the birth. Beer + Bubs is a one-night session where expectant dads learn how to support their partner through the birth of their baby. It gives them the practical knowledge they need to be involved in the births of their children in a positive way and to get the fatherhood adventure started with a memorable and empowering experience. And no better place to hold classes for blokes than at the pub!

Carrina Hampton gives us the inside story.

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