Testimonials

 

Congratulations to the DADEE team, I still use all the learnings every single day. Best education program I have ever undertaken!!! (D&D Dad, 2019)
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)
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)
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)
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)
This was the parenting handbook I never received! Found all aspects of Exercise and Empowerment relevant and motivating. Now have a stronger relationship with my daughter. (D&D Dad, 2016)
We have seen a significant change in our daughter’s attitude to & willingness to participate in all forms of physical activity. I truly believe this can be attributed to D&D, 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)
She's more resilient…something might happen that might normally be a bit of a setback to her, she'd actually say, "I'm not going to let that put me down. (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)
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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