Testimonials from past daughters and dads


"My daughter has gained huge confidence in trying new physical activities - the change is actually quite amazing. She is seeking out new experiences and sharing with her sister. This has led to my daughter and I spending more quality time together and talking / playing" (D&D Dad, 2022)
"Brilliant! Every dad should do this to empower their daughters and spend quality one in one time with each other" (D&D Dad, 2022)
"A great program for the relationship, physical activity and self confidence of both father and the daughter" (D&D Dad, 2022)
"I loved how much my daughter loved it. She was so keen to go every week and spend time with me. We've made it a part of our weekly routine now just to spend that 90 mins together. And we both love it" (D&D Dad, 2022)
"The most important for me is to realize the necessity and importance of de-symbolizing some preconceived notions about girls, boys, and also ourselves. Sports are a very good means to help liberate our girls and boys from some ingrained unfair concepts and promote a fair and healthy and dynamic social environment" (D&D Dad, 2022)
“She had the best weekend of her life, and I did too - I can also notice an improved personality and better self-confidence with my daughter” (D&D Dad, Milson Island Weekender 2022)
“It was a weekend that we got to bond together and have fun, but also learn how to be more physically active, and how to practice basic sporting skills” (D&D Dad, Milson island Weekender, 2022)
“They should make this mandatory for fathers and daughters. Such valuable lessons, it has made such a profound impact on my daughter.” (D&D Dad, Narrabeen Weekender 2021)
Just a quick note to thank you for a phenomenal program... We had a fabulous time and I honestly think this is a game-changer for my family. We have already been out to the sports store to buy equipment and have already started exercising. (D&D Dad, Milson Island Weekender 2021)
"The one-on-one time I spent with my daughter, along side similar 'like minded' dads and daughters was really valuable. My daughter cried when we got home because it was all over - and wants to come again." (D&D Dad, Milson Island Weekender 2021)
It has given confidence to myself and my daughter to do things we may not have done previously. It was a great way to learn by using examples of our real lives for the word of the week, and has assisted me in my parenting by using these examples. (D&D Dad, 2020)
The facilitator was excellent. He was passionate, engaging, full of energy and engaged well with both Daughters and Dads. (D&D Dad, 2020)
The Words of the Week had a big impact, especially 'persistence', 'resilience' and being 'brave'. This has made a tangible difference to my daughter's confidence and self-belief. (D&D Dad, 2020)
I liked the overall focus on empowering girls and the motivation to spend more quality time together, with plenty of tools provided to make it easy and fun. (D&D Dad, 2020)
The program was fantastic, and I feel my relationship with my daughter has improved as a result. (D&D Dad, 2020)
Put simply, for me it was life changing. Emphasising the importance of FMS (Fundamental Movement Skills) and activity levels in girls and the vital role a Dad plays in that. We will forever be grateful for the many lessons learnt and will be more active as a family and I will be a better parent as a result...A fantastic program that every father should do. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity. (D&D Dad, 2016)
An incredibly valuable program to enhance daughter/dad relationships, build confidence in girls and take gender bias out of parenting. (D&D Dad, 2020)
This was the parenting handbook I never received! I found all aspects of the program relevant and motivating. And I now have a stronger relationship with my daughter. (D&D Dad, 2016)
The program was a positive influence which strengthened the bond between myself and my daughter and provided a foundation to develop beneficial physical and emotional skills. (D&D Dad, 2018)
She's more resilient…something might happen that might normally be a bit of a setback to her, she will now actually say, "I'm not going to let that put me down". (D&D Dad, 2015)
I now understand better the direct connection between being active or exercising and emotional wellbeing; and it's importance for girl's and young women. (D&D Dad, 2018)
Congratulations to the team, I still use all the learnings every single day. Best education program I have ever undertaken!!! (D&D Dad, 2019)
We have seen a significant change in our daughter’s attitude & willingness to participate in all forms of physical activity. I truly believe this can be attributed to the program, from the sports skills she has learned & developed, to the time she saw us dedicating to her and the confidence she has gained in her physical ability. (D&D Dad, 2015)
The experience has left a very deep, positive mark, both in terms of something that we've experienced together, but also something that has really contributed to a very strong formation development of our relationship. And that's the truth of it. (D&D Dad, 2015)
I gained a new insight on parenting every week. It has left a lasting effect on my parenting style, and has improved my relationship with my daughter. I no longer feel like (her) Mum is 90% of my daughter’s attention and I’m very much a second choice – my daughter chooses to do activities together (with me). (D&D Dad, 2017)
The best thing has been the interaction between my husband and both our daughters. He plays with them a lot more and enjoys spending time with them. It has helped our whole family with fitness and having more family time together. Being involved with the D&D program has been the best thing I could have done for our family. (D&D Mum, 2015)
The big one for me was the ball skills...learning to throw, and catch, and hit, and kick. All those ball skills...I wouldn't know how to teach that. If I found out (she) couldn't throw, then I'd just say, "Well, just throw!“. So D&D was good for her so she knows what to do; but it was also good for me so I know that I can help her with it, to teach her. (D&D Dad, 2015)
She's much more confident in taking on challenges and much less affected by those challenges when things aren't quite working out. She'll be more persistent at overcoming them and think about them to try and work out how to make it work, no matter what. (D&D Dad, 2015)
It was very powerful. Stuff that I would never even think about… how girls always have pink rooms or pink clothes. And also how physical you should really be with your daughter ...It’s all that psychology stuff that I really enjoyed actually. It has really opened my eyes. (D&D Dad, 2015)
As her father, I'd say that the most extraordinary thing in that program, was the empowerment that she got. Not just empowerment through skills and identity, but empowerment she got through a wonderful, new growth in her relationship with her father...[that] opportunity to glow with and through your father as a young daughter was a standout for her with the D&D program. You could just feel it. You could see it. You were living it. (D&D Dad, 2015)
I would tell anyone who would listen that I am very grateful the D&D opportunity came around when it did, we needed it. You have helped us map out what kind of parents we want to be and what skills we want to equip our daughters with and the skill's to do it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! (D&D Mum, 2015)

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