Hot Links



  • "Advice for Dads" is a page on the NZ Ministry of Health. Funkier than what you expect from a government website site.
  • The Fatherhood Institute  - untold info for dads on absolutely everything. This is a UK-based research and advocacy organisation that is very good.
  • Zero to Three  -  a world leading provider of info on the first three years and brain development. There are specific things for dads but you have to look around in there for them.
  • S.K.I.P. - is the most comprehensive website on how to cope with kids and be a parent. It's isn't particularly dad focused - but then few parenting issues are only related to dads.
  • Raising Children in NZ is an excellent site, their videos were screened on TV1 - we especially recommend this short video on "the Importance of the 1st three years" and "Surviving the 1st Six Weeks". The researchers have produced some info specific to dads.
  • Child & Family Blog provides excellent summaries of families research, iincluding those focused on dads. Most of the studies they summarise are both expensive to read in the original and are often dense and academic. 
  • The Fathering Project - a great Auzzie site with good articles on kids and being a dad - and a terrific video "What Kids Really Need from Their Dads."

  • Australian Fatherhood Research Network -  the aim of the network is to promote high-quality collaborative research into fatherhood and fathering. Check out their Bulletins.

  • The Happiest Baby on the Block  - one of the most satisfying and useful thing a dad can learn is how to sooth a crying baby - this site si a commerical one and wants to sell you DVDs.books and other products. But searching Harvey Karp on-line and you'll see clips of him explaining and demonstrating his techniques. They work!

  • The Dadler  - is a very good blog by a dad with young children.

  • Copmi - practical information and advice for Dads who have - or have partners who have - a mental illness.

  • Brainwave Trust  - the best NZ site on understanding how your baby's brain works.

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