Fatherhood

This Moving Short Shows The Unbreakable Bond Between A Father, Son And Their Xbox

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Tech

The best advert ever made for the Xbox is here, and it has absolutely nothing to do with Microsoft. It's a beautifully moving 2min short by aspiring f...

Don't Be a 'Ten Wipe Trevor'

Eddie Lewis | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Parents
Eddie Lewis

Where does the female half of the species learn this unprecedented skill? Was there an open day or meeting I missed where there were a dozen prosthetic backsides all laid out in a row and covered with Nutella. I like to imagine a stern lady barking out wiping orders to an ensemble of new mothers all learning the skill that us Dad's envy.

New Baby - New Body - But Not the One I Wanted

Joe Sexton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents
Joe Sexton

Exercise wise, I didn't put any pressure on myself to start doing big lengthy gym sessions. I done little workouts in the house when I had a second and I made sure I eased back into it slowly.

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.

A Very Public Five Count

Mark Bryce | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Parents
Mark Bryce

I'm not one for judging other peoples parenting skills. Well, how can I when as toddlers my boys could turn any public space into a thrash metal moshpit of despair at the drop of a hat ... or glove ... or raisin.

Is It Wrong for Dads to Bathe With Their Babies?

Kate Tunstall | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Parents
Kate Tunstall

Child abuse is an abhorrent scourge on humanity, of course it is. But am I alone in feeling that this level of permeation is robbing some overly-sensitive fathers of one of the most cherishable experiences they could share with their child?

The Five Tantrums of the Toddler

Eddie Lewis | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Parents
Eddie Lewis

All kids have tantrums I get that, I also know a lot of adults who do it to be honest. The thing is with the Jam-Eater (my three-year-old daughter) is that she has a set repertoire of tantrums which only consists of five moves.

Pondering the 'Before'

John Hibbs | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

There are days of mania and whirlwinds in the house where a two-year-old lives when you don't know how it was possibly 5.59am the last time you caught a glimpse of your watch and then there are days when silence descends upon that very same house and you wonder what on earth you spent your time doing when there was no little person around filling your every minute.

Dads: Where Are We Now?

Adam Baron | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Parents
Adam Baron

My role is different. As a writer my working life is flexible. And boy does it need to be because my wife works too. Like an increasing number of British fathers I only bring home part of the bacon, the rest of the time spent cooking, cleaning, picking up or dropping off.

A Night in the Life of a Daddy... Living With a Baby...a Wife... a Cat... Inside a 1-Bedroom House... With No Doors

Andrew Robinson | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

After an unknown amount of time trying to get baby ready for bed, you wait patiently for the milk to cool down a little - this appears to take hours as baby is messing about, running you ragged.

When Did Valentine's Day Become a Family Day?

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

As far as I'm concerned, every day should be a love day when it comes to how you relate to your child, who should never doubt that you love them. But that is not the same love I have for her mother, and I want our daughter to understand there's a difference.

UK Dads Need More Baby Change Facilities in Public Places

Al Ferguson | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

What on earth is going on? If we're serious about this whole equality thing then things have got to change. There needs to be safe, clean places for dads to change their baby's nappy, just as a basic parental right. If establishments want our custom, they need to provide the correct service.

Good Grief! How I Used Dad's Death to Get What I Want

Jack Rooke | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Comedy
Jack Rooke

Back at school I was given a small yellow card that meant I could get out of class if I felt I was struggling emotionally in a lesson. Soon enough I was walking in and out of classrooms whenever I liked, whether I was sad or not.

Year of the Dad - Belts and Breeks

Thomas Lynch | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Thomas Lynch

My son is seven years old and I still do it. Not every night, but sometimes I'll sneak in late at night and just marvel at him. It's a precious time, he doesn't know he's brilliant and funny though I do tell him, but well sometimes kids hear what they want to hear.

Adaptable Toddlers Remind Us Adults on How to Improve Ourselves

Andrew Robinson | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

When observing my daughter from a distance I learn so much about our species in its raw, untouched state. I admire our ability as toddlers to act, react and adapt to specific situations when they are thrust upon us without our say so.

Don't Ignore the Lonely Dad

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

You try making conversation, but none develops. Your hopes of meeting new people, making new friends, forming bonds with other parents for the sake of your child are dwindling. You end up sitting alone in a corner, watching your child play alone while all around a community you long to be a part of continues on oblivious.

Going to DadsHouse

Karen Woodall | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents
Karen Woodall

DadsHouse runs many projects but the most recent is particularly special because it helps dads who are homeless with temporary accommodation, which in turn gives them a chance to build relationships with their children.

A Memo for Dad: Your Baby and Your Relationship

Olga Levancuka | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

As adolescent boys (and girls) become overly preoccupied with sex and understanding everything about sex, thanks to raging hormones, in much the same way most women, whose 'biological clock' has got activated, are becoming overly preoccupied with the idea of having a baby and understanding everything about being... a mother.

11 Weeks Left Until the Arrival of Baby View From a Daddy

John Hibbs | Posted 04.01.2016 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

With only 11 weeks left until the arrival of baby View From a Daddy, the preparations better start with vigour now the tree is down!

Satiating the Ever Inquisitive Mind of a Two-Year-Old...

John Hibbs | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Parents
John Hibbs

What never ceases to amaze me is how she acquires words. I've heard her repeating words I didn't even realise I used myself but I must and she absorbs them, digests them and uses them to melt my heart, stop me in my tracks and make me down right laugh out loud.

Festively Plump

Neil Ransome | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

To maintain my cuddly physique and stop myself edging towards the chubby abyss / heart failure I found eating when hungry rather than the set three meals a day kept me in check.

A Dose of Hindsight and Being 'That' Football Dad

Ben Black | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Parents
Ben Black

My 10 year old son is a good and keen footballer. He plays for a team and it's getting quite competitive. He was playing an away cup match a couple of weeks ago, the usual Sunday morning stuff. The referee didn't turn up and so one of the dads from the home team stepped in. You can see where this is going...

My Husband Does Everything!

Annie Vasconcelos | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Parents
Annie Vasconcelos

It's not fair that he gets branded as being lazy, messy and childish just because he has dangly bits, when he is none of these things. In fact he is the complete opposite. Without him being the cleaner, the caregiver, the accountant, the shopper, the handyman, the daddy or the lover our household would fall down in a crumbling mess.

Dads, Where's the Love?

Thomas Lynch | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents
Thomas Lynch

My dad died three years ago, and for the last year of his life I was unable to have decent heartfelt conversations with him. I was robbed then and of course still robbed now of the ability to speak with him. To ask him the questions, did he love me? And what did he think of me?

The Loneliness of the Stay-at-Home-Dad

Daniel Powell | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Powell

A few fast-moving years ago, through an unplanned set of circumstances, I became a stay-at-home Dad with a four month old baby and a two year old - both boys. I was plunged into the all-consuming microcosm that is looking after small children full-time.