Dads

Kiwi Dads exhibition aims to support men taking Parental Leave

Press Release: Kiwi Dads photographic exhibition showcases need for equal access to parental leave Swedish Dads and Kiwi Dads photographs celebrate stay-at-home fathers New Zealand, 31 August 2019: Kiwi Dads, a new public photographic exhibition and campaign to promote equal access to paid parental leave, launches on September 5 at Westfield Newmarket in Auckland. Inspired…

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At work and play – how do you be the dad you want to be?

How Fatherhood Impacts Your Career – Podcast Alex Laguna, Founder of Better Dads There’s much said and discussed about new mums and their return to work after having children, but sometimes dads can be a little forgotten. Many dads feel pressure to return to work after a couple of weeks off (if that) after their…

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Father Hood book released for the ‘new dad’ generation

In the lead up to our Fathers Day Special webinar, we’re excited to share that a brilliant new book for dads has been released by webinar co-host and the book co-author Luke Benedictus. Read all about this inspiring new book below. As a modern dad and relatively new father himself, writer Luke Benedictus and his…

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Why aren’t Australian dads taking parental leave?

We know that Australia is lagging well behind other OECD countries when it comes to fathers’ uptake of parental leave. According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency scorecard in 2017, men represented 4.7% of all Australian employees who took primary carers leave. Parents at Work CEO Emma Walsh talked to ABC Radio’s Life Matters program…

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Dads overcoming the barriers in the workplace to taking parental leave

Research conducted by an advocacy group for working parents found 53 per cent of fathers felt their workplace was not supportive of them taking parental leave. Why is this? A new ABC article takes a look at the reasons behind men’s low uptake of parental leave – including the few leave options available to men in…

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Why I’m ditching the super parent fantasy in 2019

January brings relaxing times and quieter days for some but not all. For parents of young kids and babies, the family tempo may have reduced marginally from manic sprint to marathon jog. But it’s unlikely your ‘holiday’ was filled with breezy afternoons napping, swimming, and relaxing  unencumbered by the ties of responsibility. You had kids…

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