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September 21, 2017

The recent riots in the UK make us ask questions. Could it happen here? What disturbances do we have on the street? And what can schools and parents do to stop them?

Kids are huge consumers of TV, movies and video games. They mirror much of that behaviour when they go o...

September 21, 2017

So much has been written about Tiger Woods that any sane person is daunted by the task.
Google tells the story: If Tiger Googled himself, he could read about himself all day for weeks. There are millions of entries for Tiger Woods jokes; millions for the Tiger Woods af...

September 21, 2017

Chris Lilley’s new show ANGRY BOYS was the most popular show on ABC TV so far this year. It’s being hailed as outrageous, in-your-face, and a work of genius. Some are finding it too confronting, or perhaps unfunny. It also points us to a twofold story about boys and me...

September 21, 2017

Boys are not terribly good listeners. Cut the words you use down to the absolute minimum. Get boys active early in the lesson. Avoid a long preamble.

Focus on – what will boys DO in this lesson? Most males are focused on action. It comes...

September 20, 2017

Originally published –

University of Technology Sydney


In a brief visit to Stockholm earlier this year, I happened to find a Nazi military officer’s hat in an antique store. It bore the sign of the swastika and a death’s head – the emblem...

September 1, 2017

We all love our Dad. Such a statement would have been trite fifty years ago.  Boys grew up expecting to become a father, breadwinner, head of the family and husband of a loving wife. Our kids would look up to us and people would respect us. That’s how it was in those y...

August 7, 2017

How do Australia's men get healthier? The answer to all such questions seems to start with better information. Or, if you like, better education.

Males would look in vain for much useful stuff in the mainstream media. Yes, Australian Ninja Warrior was a great success, b...

June 6, 2017

Kids want their dads to spend more time with them, research reported in the UK journal says. My research, and that of others, emphasises the vital importance of dads for kids' intellectual growth, maturity and balanced development. And that goes for girls...

April 6, 2017

God gives little girls a special gift - this is how Dad thinks, and this is how I can get him to listen.

But what about if it's a son? Boys feel they can't plead and turn on the water-works. It comes out as: "I need to borrow the car"…"My mates are going to the footy, D...

February 3, 2017

We often hear about changes in the gender landscape. Women are breaking down barriers. Girls are crowding into universities, and in the UK a new report says the family is changing. Still, there's a dramatic story that's hardly been told. Fatherhood is being transformed...

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