Larry Pickering

  1 DAY AGO623 COMMENTS The sordid saga of the four Italian girls simmers and still no-one is winning this awful tug of war. Okay, my involvement with the father, Tomasso Vincenti, was an emotional one as I witnessed his willingness to suffer to see his children. Channel 9’s 60 minutes last night attempted to […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – The Fatherless Generation

Shirley Edwards -

LIFE IN THE U.K. TODAY – Part 4  [These are my views as a woman living in England, on how the culture and spirit of my country has changed over 50 years. Why the country does not feel protected or strong any more, how it has lost, and is losing it values and decency, and […]

The dad effect: Why dads are as important as mums

Fiona Baker, Kidspot

While the mother-child bond is indisputable, increasingly research is showing that dads, too, have a huge impact on their kids – and vice-versa. Of course, it makes sense that today’s fathers should be found to be at least equally as influential as mothers, yet it’s tended to be mums who’ve got all the credit, or, […]

Defeated dads

Sam de Brito, Sydney Morning Herald Watched a beautiful little film recently titled For Ellen that made me cry more than any movie has in 20 years. It stars Paul Dano, who played that irritating preacher kid Eli Sunday in There Will Be Blood and it’s the kind of role that makes you want to hug the actor. For Ellen […]

Why Did He Kill All Those Children?

Phyllis Schlafly  The idea for massacring children in an elementary school or shooting up a mall filled with Christmas shoppers does not come from reading books, watching movies, or listening to music. Does the incitement for such unspeakable acts come from hours of role-playing violent video games? As we speculate on what was going on in […]

Father knows best as single dads tackle the other glass ceiling

Marika Dobbin Reporter for The Age

  Dads’ group members Don Crinson (left) with son Merlin and James Vincent with daughter Ashley. Photo: James Boddington CHARLES Areni was shopping alone in a city department store between Monday meetings when he realised he was being watched. His three-year-old daughter Jacqueline was running low on underwear and he had stopped in to buy […]

The Newtown, Connecticut Shooter: The Conversation You Won’t See Anywhere Else

Ned Holstein, MS, MD Founder & Chairman of the Board

After our tears dry for the twenty little darlings and seven others who were mowed down by Adam Lanza, we begin to ask “Why?” There is always a dominant narrative to explain the unthinkable. Now it is mostly about the absence of effective gun controls, or about mental illness. Or, we hear about the effects […]

Embassy set up Italian airlift

Harry Edwards, The Australian

  OFFICIALS at the Australian embassy in Italy — helping an Australian mother abduct her four girls — made last-minute flight changes in order to avoid detection by their Italian father, Channel Nine’s 60 Minutes claimed last night. The woman fled with her four Italian-born children to Australia from custody arrangements with her ex-husband in […]

Romney” Two parents, not gun control, will change ‘culture of violence’

Mitt Romney, Second Presidential Debate - Eric W. Dolan

“We need moms and dads helping raise kids wherever possible,” Romney explained. “The benefit of having two parents in the home — ……… Because if there is a two parent family, the prospect of living in poverty goes down dramatically.

Happy marriage a cure for all ills, Lib MP says

Elissa Doherty, Courier Mail, Brisbane

MARRIAGE can help prevent cancer. It is the best chance of fulfilment in life and divorcing parents should be encouraged to reconcile, says a book by the MP who could become Australia’s next families minister. Senior Liberal MP Kevin Andrews has rated the breakdown of marriage and the family a greater threat to the western […]