Working with fathers

Ayanda Sitole

Is paying pap geld, being an ATM and having material wealth the only way to be a good father in South Africa?

A meeting of dads at Riverbank Primary School unlocked a debate that set out to change the hearts of men.

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How fathers can pass on values to their children

Watch this sermon by Heartlines Senior Programme Manager Brian Helsby as he looks at the impact of absent fathers and what the church and Christians can do in response.

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No rule books for dads

Fathers Matter Ambassador Michael Mol shares the lessons he has learnt as a father.

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Fathering – The new story

Fathers Matter Ambassador Mahlatse Mashua shares about his experience as a father.

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Being a single father

Gosiame shares the joys and challenges of being a single father to his daughter. 

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Understanding our experiences of fatherhood

Our experiences with our own fathers can impact how we father our children. Understanding our stories can help us heal and grow.

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Being a social father

Social fathers and other male role models can have a huge impact in a child's life. David shares his story of being an adoptive father to his youngest son.

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Teaching first time dads to change nappies

A BBC News story about a midwife in Nigeria who is finding creative ways to support men as they become fathers.

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Heartlines

Discipline to equip, not to punish

Sonke Gender Justice MenCare Facilitator, Suleiman Henry, shares practical tips for dads on disciplining their children.

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Heartlines

When the mind struggles, the body lets you know

Many people are unaware that their persisting physical symptoms may have a psychological cause. It is more common to treat the symptoms with medicine, rather than deal with the real issue.

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The first 1000 days

The first 1000 days of a child’s life, from conception to the age of two, provide a valuable opportunity for a father to get involved. Watch this video to find out more.

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How do boys become men?

The way boys are raised shapes the kind of fathers they become. We explore some of the stereotypes that need to be challenged about how boys and men can and should behave.

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