"Perfect Dad" Rules!
The day of the Dad has finally dawned according to our Daddy Day Care Poll
Super Dad It's official: Australian Dads are PERFECT… Or at least 68 per cent of them are, according to last month's "Daddy Day Care" poll!

While a few Dads are still rather lazy in some of the tasks of weekend play dates and parties; doctors' and dentists' appointments; child care pick up and drop off, the overall consensus is that Dads are generally doing a pretty good job!
  • 32 per cent always do the play date and party circuit at the weekends
  • 58 per cent take the kids to sports and other activities every weekend
  • 20 per cent are always ready to take time off work for sick children or to attend medical/dental appointments
  • 34 per cent either share or take sole responsibility of child care pick-up and drop-off
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New Website, Dadsclub.com.au
Gives dads support, advice and a place to go for ideas and information
Dadsclub.com.au is a new Australian website that aims to provide useful and practical information on parenting, directed at Dads.

Dave Woolbank, founder of Dadsclub.com.au says that despite the fact Dads are taking on more and more of the parenting, they are frequently forgotten when it comes to receiving parenting advice and support or don't feel comfortable putting their hand up for help.

"A great deal of a mother's support comes from her own mother, her grandmother, her sisters and friends or even a community based mothers group," he said. "Often, Dads don't have the same support opportunities as their partners. Their own fathers came from a different generation when there was different expectations of fatherhood and parenting issues aren't often discussed with mates so it can be particularly tough if you are the first in your friendship group to have a child.

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More on Child Care Benefit/Rebate
Your questions answered
benefitsWe received a flood of enquiries from parents regarding our article on Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate in last month's newsletter.

There still seems to be some confusion over eligibility.

This month we've looked into some of the more confusing issues for you:

Stay At Home Parents and the Child Care Benefit, and

Child Care Benefit and Registered Carers.

Parents have noted that there is a confusing error on the Family Assistance Office website relating to eligibility for Child Care Rebate.

» Read the full article…

Everyday Dad In Profile
Karl Betschwar
Karl BetschwarKarl Betschwar is a Stay at Home Dad and is married to Lucy.

They have two sons, Leon and Alek, aged 8 and Elena aged 4.

They live in Eatons Hill, Brisbane.

» Read about Karl…
Are you an Everyday Dad and want to share your child care experience with others? Tell us your story and receive a special gift from CareforKids.com.au.

Download the questionnaire here and submit to us via email including a photo

Win a copy of The Ideas Book
The Ideas Book: 175+ Great Home Based Business Ideas
Win a copy of Ideas Book What do Apple, Hershey Chocolate and the Ford Motor Company have in common? They all started out as home-based businesses!

The Ideas Book: 175+ Great Home Based Business Ideas is the first in a series of new guides launched this week by award-winning home-based business owner, Sophie Andrews. The information-packed series of eGuides are designed to inspire would-be entrepreneurs to consider the world of self employment and give them the ability to know just what they're getting into!

With an introductory section that covers all the essential information to help readers to find the right business for their own circumstances, research their market, choose their business structure and what costs to consider and 90+ ideas per volume on types of businesses and what they entail, The Ideas Book is a gold mine of small business information.

So if you're sick of working from home and think now's the time to get into making money for you, not your boss, click here to take our poll on Work and Child Care and be in the running to win a copy (download) of The Ideas Book and realise your dream!

The Ideas Book eGuides are available online at www.theideasbook.com.au for $19.95 per volume. The Ideas Book: Build A Brilliant Bookkeeping Business is $26.95.

Special Offer
Child Care Guide Melbourne / Sydney
ccg In preparation for the new and improved Child Care Guide Australia we are clearing the decks and have a special offer to our readers:

Purchase one of our Sydney or Melbourne Child Care Guides and you get another guide for free to give to a friend or share with your mothers group.

So if you are currently looking at navigating the child care maze and need a little help click here to purchase online.

Please note this is a limited offer as stocks are running low…

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September 2009
Roxanne Elliott

Welcome to the September issue of the CareforKids.com.au newsletter. This month is devoted to Daddies! Happy Fathers' Day!

Mums get all the clubs and support they need and Dads often get left out, so this month we look at a new service for Dads called Dadsclub.com.au. And the Dadsclub.com.au founding fathers have also provided some top tips to give Dads some welcome and much needed advice and tips on buying presents…

This month's profile is Stay at Home Dad Karl Betschwar who's been looking after three children, including twin boys on and off for the last 8 years.

Next month is all about juggling work and child care; what your employers are like; what support you get and if you're just over the whole thing then fill in our mini poll and get a chance to win a new eBook - The Ideas Book: 175+ Great Home Based Business Ideas!

Working from home is the new black!

Until next time.

Roxanne Elliott
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