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"The Dad Factor" Book Launch

Posted by Kerrie Gottliebsen | 04/04/11

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Yesterday Tweddle, in partnership with the Western Bulldogs, hosted the Melbourne launch of academic and author Dr. Richard Fletcher's new book "The Dad Factor".

Richard, an expert in the science of father-infant attachment, hosted a panel of guest dads. Social Worker Timothy O' Leary, Bulldogs player Dale Morris and motivational speaker and mentor Rob Paterson spoke candidly about what it meant to them today to be a father and a man.

The panel's heart-felt and spontaneous answers reflected their parenting challenges and how being the provider and being present as a father had its rewards.

Richard provided some touching examples of how in his line of work he often came across fathers needing help but were not sure of how to access support.

Tweddle CEO Vivienne Amery concluded, "We are working on establishing father focused activities and a regular dads group so this event has really helped cement our overall new directions at Tweddle."

Thanks to Finch Publishing, Associate Professor Jan Nicholson from the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and our friends at the Bulldogs for help launching this important book.

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