The Fathering Project is led by Professor Bruce Robinson, the 2013 Western Australian of the year, to help men be better dads. Bruce who is a respiratory physician analysed the regrets that patients often expressed when they did not have long to live. He found that they stated unanimously the following:
- They did not spend enough time with their kids
- They spent too much time at work
- They wished someone could have helped them back then
Bruce used this feedback as the drive to begin researching fatherhood, spending hours interviewing men and kids. This resulted in a deep understanding of fatherhood which led to a number of book publications and the creation of The Fathering Project.
Bruce’s research showed that the most powerful missing force in preventing problems that adolescents have today is a strong father figure. His research discovered the significant impact that an effective father figure can have on an entire life.
I had the privilege to hear Bruce speak at a conference in 2014. You can find out more about The Fathering Project at the following website: thefatheringproject.org
Father David Lord
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