Articles for Great Fathers

Great Fathers' unique 8-page, A6 fold-out that is provides that explains with photos and brief text how important ithe child/dad relationship is. Giving this to a dad (even if it is through their partner) is a way of demonstrating that you have him in mind and that the services you provide are not just for mum and baby but for dad as well.


This is Great Fathers' gift to the professionals who work with families with young children. Many of us recognise that what they are currently doing is missing the mark with dads - and want to do this better. The booklet is a summary of what Great Fathers has learned over the years. it covers:

  • How Fathers Matter
  • What Fathers Need to Know
  • How to Be More Father-Friendly
  • Ideas for Services to Engage with Fathers


A 44-page comic book/graphic novel that follows Nathan and Ken when their partners are heavily pregnant and as they become dads. Brilliantly humourous, informative and honest, it is read by all those dads who don't read much, if anything, about babies and dadhood.


The six-page indpendent summary of Great Fathers work done over 2017-2019.


The 24-page comprehensive evaluation of Great Fathers' work over 2017-2019


A workbook we have designed to be used in or around a Pregnancy & Parenting Education (antenatal) course, that encourages couples to share their parenting of their infant as partners.


Along with Brainwave Trust and Mana Ririki, we commissioned Will Edwards and Mihi Ratima to so a literature survey of what is known about Maori dads so that we all can better understand how to connect with them.


Gender equity is a two-way street. A step in that direction is men to discovering how satifying and meaningful it can be to discover their nurturing rle with their children, starting when they are infants.


A brilliant, community-based strategy to promote well-attached tamariki, run by the Lakes District DHB.


For us at Great Fathers, Adrianne Burgess of the Fatherhood Institute is the gold standard. FI has published dozens, if not hundreds, of high quality research reviews and policy endorcements that provide evidence of the importance of getting the maternity and early years sectors to engage well with the other half of the parenting team.


Using the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudenal study that uncovers what what parents can do to avoid their children having serious and life-affecting adverse childhood experiences.


Good ideas for materntity services about accepting and engaging with the woman's partner at this critical time of family formation.


The Perry Preschool programme is widely held up as a promotion for Early Childhood Education. Brainwave Trust looks at exactly what the Perry Programme actually did and cautions that taking just bits of the Michigan model will not get the same results.

Three things
Your baby's brain
Crikey! Your own baby
Why babies cry
The Zombie Zone
Sex, Pregnancy and the Home Invasion
Your own Dad