Dads

Dad And Newborn Are Still Getting Used To Each Other

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents

A comical photo of a new dad holding his newborn baby has sparked an unexpected caption competition on the internet. The hilarious Imgur photo shows ...

Eddie Murphy Is Now A Dad Of Nine

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents

Eddie Murphy's partner Paige Butcher has given birth to the couple's first child together. Butcher, 36, gave birth to a baby girl named Izzy Oona Murp...

Eight Sports Ideal For Dad-Child Bonding

By Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents

At weekends and evenings, it's easy to end up playing computer games with your child or being an armchair expert on TV sports, but the stand-out memor...

Dads Don't Babysit (Apart From When We Do)

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

Expectations for dads are so low, that fathers get plaudits for simply doing what mothers do as standard. I think we're rewarded for showing just a little engagement, because our role has become so emotionally removed from the nurturing aspect of parenting.

Adorable Toddler Protects His Dad From Pillow Fight

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Parents

An adorable toddler had his dad's best interests at heart during a family pillow fight. When his brother and sister start jokingly hitting theirdad wi...

Terrifying Moment Dad Saves Son From Falling Out Of Rollercoaster

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad saved his son from falling out of a moving rollercoaster carriage when his seatbelt "came apart" mid-ride. Delbert Latham captured on camera the...

4-Year-Old Will Not Accept Being Told She Can't Have A Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Parents

A four-year-old refused to back down when her dad told her she could "never" have a boyfriend. John Tierney, from South Lanarkshire in Scotland, filme...

Boy With Autism's Heartwarming Reaction To Seeing Coldplay

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Parents

A boy with autism was moved to tears when he watched his favourite band Coldplay perform live for the first time. The boy's father, Luis Vazquez, film...

Dad's Hilarious Account Of Six-Month-Old Son's First Holiday

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has comically documented the valuable lessons he learned taking his six-month-old son on holiday for the first time. Matt Coyne, 41, a blogger f...

A New Baby - An Emotional Time

Thomas Lynch | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents
Thomas Lynch

Both me and my wife talked and talked about whether we would try again for another baby or accept that one beautiful boy was good enough for us. It was one of those conversations that went on forever and had different outcomes every time.

Working Dads Enjoy 'Wage Bonus' Compared To Childless Counterparts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Parents

Working fathers earn more than their "childless counterparts", a new study has found. On average, dads working full-time will enjoy a "wage bonus" of ...

Daughter Asks Dad To Buy Sanitary Towels, He Can't Handle It

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Last week Tia Savva learned a very important life lesson: never send a man to buy you sanitary products. Savva asked her dad to buy her a packet of sa...

Boy's Creepy-Crawly Fear Inspires Dad To Invent Humane Spider Catcher

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad decided to help his son cope with his fear of spiders by inventing a tool that would get rid of them easily... without killing them. Tony Allen,...

Dad Shares Hilarious Insight Into Life With Four Daughters

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad has garnered a large Twitter following thanks to his hilarious updates about life with four daughters. James Breakwell, who goes by the name Exp...

Andy Murray Responds To Critics Who Say Being A Dad Has Affected His Tennis

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents

Andy Murray has hit back at critics who suggested the arrival of his newborn daughter Sophia has caused his tennis performance to dip. The 28-year-old...

You Are Not a Failure - Dealing With Parenting Put-Downs

Amanda Jenner | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Parents
Amanda Jenner

Recently, I've read a few articles written by parents who for some reason or another feel like a failure. They are not, they really aren't. And unsurprisingly these thoughts have come after they've been criticised for something someone else thinks about their parenting.

Toddler's Train Track Illusion Is Freaking People Out

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad's video of a mind-boggling optical illusion involving his toddler's train tracks has been shared by thousands of people who can't believe their ...

Hero Dad Frees Son's Head From Metal Railings (After Multiple Attempts)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

View post on imgur.com A dad tackled the tricky task of freeing his young son's head that had become awkwardly stuck between two metal railings....

Forget Routine - A Daddy-Daughter Day With No Rules is the Best Routine in the World

Andrew Robinson | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

We just mucked about all day with no rules to rein us in. We had no clock to worry about, or no structure to adhere to. We just simply went with the flow. An easy-going day full of fun, bonding and an astronomical amount of laughter.

Say It Once, Say It Loud I'm A Goonie And Proud

Dan Flanagan | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK
Dan Flanagan

How I Went From Quitting 9-5, To Hanging Out With Rockstars, Punching My Mates Wife, Putting My Son in Prison & Body-Poppin' My Way To A Goonies Way O...

Why It's Not True To Say Just 1% Of Dads Took Up Shared Parental Leave

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Parents

On the first anniversary of the launch of Shared Parental Leave (SPL), it has been widely reported that just 1% of dads have chosen to take it up. How...

Mum Films Six-Year-Old's Heartwarming Reaction To Dad's Transition

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Parents

A mother has shared her daughter's reaction to being told her dad is transgender in a heartwarming video on Facebook. Shalee Olivia Ellis and her part...

Face Swap Between Dad And Daughter Shows Uncanny Family Resemblance

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A father has told of how he never really thought his daughter looked that much like him... Until they swapped faces. The photograph below shows the ma...

Dad's Calming Trick Makes Toddler Wake Up Smiling

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents

A dad managed to wake his toddler up with a smile on her face that reached from ear-to-ear thanks to his calming alarm clock technique. Instead of abr...

Is Looking After a Baby Emasculating?

Ian Burge | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents
Ian Burge

Whichever way I look at it, I'm currently in charge of pretty much everything that my dad views as my mum's job. In his defence, most people of his generation and earlier generations would agree with him. The traditional father and mother roles have survived for so long precisely because they are so strongly embedded in our culture.