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The Father Factor

The Father Factor prompts the reader to consider the evidence on what drives success and happiness. What emerges from the research is the finding that the relationships with the father and the mother tend to powerfully affect long-term happiness, financial success and work success. The resolution of one’s relationships with father and mother, then, is pivotal to the pursuit of success and happiness.

Because father-child relationships have tended to break down more dramatically in contemporary society than mother-child ones, this book gives particular emphasis to father-child ones. In seeking to help the reader to resolve the crucially important relationships with parents and navigate the journey to wholeness, the book provides various evidence based strategies, illuminating case studies and links to useful resources.

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The Father Factor Book Launch

Friday 3 October St Patrick's Cathedral Parish Hall, Ballarat, VIC

Tuesday 7 October King O'Malley's Irish Pub, City Walk, Civic, Canberra, ACT

Friday 24 October 6pm till 7.30pm at Francis Rush Centre. We are very grateful to Archbishop Mark Coleridge who will officiate at the launch.

Saturday October 25th
9 am
breakfast with Hon Kevin Andrews MP,Minister for Social Services and author of Maybe I do & Robert Falzon menAlive and author of The Father Factor SPEAKING ONTHE FATHER FACTOR DiMattina’s Restaurant & Bar,306 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic 3053includes a cooked breakfas $30 per person

12 Noon lunch withHon Bernie Finn mp Liberal MP for Western Metropolitan, Victoria.with Peter O’Shea author of The Father Factor& Robert Falzon menAlive and author of The Father Factor DiMattina’s Restaurant & Bar 306 Lygon Street, Carlton Vic 3053 includes lunch and a glass of wine $30 per person

Saturday 1 Nov
Sydney-- Venue TBA

The Father Factor is a unique, profound and ground-breaking book. Profound because it collates the latest research on the importance of fathers in families, but not just fathers, also mothers, faith and family. Ground-breaking because it also includes personal stories, case studies and gives strategies for success and happiness. Unique because it is fresh and nothing like it has been written before.

Warwick Marsh, CEO of dads4kids, Recipient of the 1998 FOL Fatherhood of the Year Award.

This book is not only a very captivating read but also a very informative one. It should be compulsory reading for marriage preparation courses. As I read the book I was amazed at how much evidence there was on the importance of fathers, but how little has been done to help fatherless children. Fortunately this book provides some suggested remedial strategies in that direction.

Veronica Kearney, Mother of four and teacher for 35 years

In their encouraging and inspiring book,The Father Factor(pp. 186), Peter O’Shea and Robert Falzon have done Australian men (and therefore their families or future families) a great service. They write about father matters and it shows (if anyone is uncertain) that fathers really do matter in the lives of their children. Men who are searching for guidance and wisdom in terms of being a good father, and in my experience that is most men who are fathers or who want to be fathers, will benefit from giving this book their time and attention. The authors assert that the impact of engaged and responsible fathering is felt far beyond the boundaries of the family. Indeed, society is safer and healthier for all because of it.

Dr. Brian Sullivan, Psychologist and teacher.