Paternally grateful

Nikki Gemmell, The Weekend Australian Magazine

IS there a word for it? I can’t think of one. The label “maternal” is fenced off by women, exclusively, proudly; “paternal” – well, feminism has stained its meaning, it’s veered into something hegemonic, domineering, controlling, hardened, a word a lot of females flinch from by instinct. But how to describe what I see all […]

Fathers want more time with children

AAP - The Australian

FORGET the socks, ties, DVDs and other trinkets you might be thinking of picking up for Father’s Day. This year, give dad what he really wants – time with the family. A study called The New Dad from Converge International and Boston College Centre for Work and Family says Australian dads are looking to shift […]