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How to overcome co-parenting challenges for your child’s well-being

Co-parenting Series: Part 5

Tshepiso Matentjie, a psychologist and life coach, talks to us about how the impact of unresolved conflicts between co-parents on children can be lessened.

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Common challenges when trying to make co-parenting work

Co-parenting Series: Part 4

Educational psychologist and life coach, Tshepiso Matentjie offers some important insights for fathers and mothers who are trying to make co-parenting work.

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Marlon Botha

'Fatherhood is a life or death issue'

When men look at their own childhood experiences and create space for sharing and healing, it frees them up to be a positive father influence for future generations. This was the message from the latest Fathers Matter Ambassadors Conference in the Western Cape. 

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Bonolo Mokua

It takes a village – and social fathers are here for the fatherless

Social fathering is about carrying the "essence" of positive fatherhood into all of life. When men step up as positive role models for children who aren't their biological kids, it reflects the beauty of community.

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‘There’s an opportunity for every father to change the future’

At the KwaZulu-Natal Fathers Matter Ambassadors Conference, delegates from different parts of the province gathered to discuss the importance of fatherhood, share their fatherhood stories and brainstorm solutions to our nation’s fatherhood challenges.

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How to keep your kids busy during the school holidays

School holidays are fun for kids, but often a nightmare for parents trying to keep curious hands and minds occupied. Try these activities with your child during the holiday.

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Creating safe spaces for men to share and learn

Creating spaces for men to share and learn together is an important part of Fathers Matter's work. The first Fathers Matter Ambassadors Conference was a meaningful moment for men to experience just this.

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Bonolo Mokua

How to understand your journey as a survivor of abuse

Even though Martin had the house, wife and child he'd always wanted, he lived with the fear of perpetuating the same violence he experienced growing up, because “society” had programmed him to think that victims are doomed to repeat the same violence they experience.

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Hitting the road with purpose

Watch the story of how a biking club in Soweto is encouraging men to show up and share their lives and passions (including biking) with their children.

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We want men to have a positive impact in children's lives

For boys who are growing up without their fathers around, male mentorship gives them important support and positive role models. 

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Passing down biking passion to the next generation

Ahead of Father’s Day on 18 June, Heartlines partnered up with the Ride with a Boy Child initiative, hosted by the Greater Soweto Bikers, to support fathers and bikers who want to be more actively involved in their sons’ lives.

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Bonolo Mokua

A happy Father’s Day for the dads of Alex

Making safe spaces for fathers and their children to spend time together in celebration of Father's Day.

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