What My Son's Dyspraxia Taught Me About His Autism

Matt Davis | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Parents
Matt Davis

The impacts on everyday tasks are huge. Picking up cutlery on a laid, full table and eating a meal is terrifically tortuous for him such are the fine spatial and visual skills needed. He sees everything, all seemingly separate unconnected objects; this photographic memory is a handicap as well as something incredible.

Zygote Poems - A Journey of New Fatherhood

Richard Thomas | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Parents
Richard Thomas

Zygote Poems is in-scripted to my daughter Emmeline, and one day, if she chooses to, she can read it. If and when she does, I will be there to guide her through the poems, just as I guided myself through writing them, and just as we all guided each other through the first year of her life.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Become a Father

Suzi Godson | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Parents
Suzi Godson

Throughout this month, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour is broadcasting my interviews with men aged from twenty to eighty. The first week focussed on young men, role models and the way in which parental behaviour influences attitudes towards relationships. Last week we spoke to young men about their experiences of pregnancy, birth and fatherhood...

Perk After Perk After Perk

Daniel Rourke | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

There are so many perks to this fathering gig. I just cannot believe the benefits of having a small child with you, wherever you go. I'm pretty sure that I outrank old age pensioners, the disabled, war veterans, sick animals and even other children. The list is endless and I take full advantage of it at every opportunity.

Nappies, Nappies Everywhere

Daniel Rourke | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

They say that there are two things you can be sure of in life, and that is death and taxes. Well I disagree. I believe there are three things you can be absolutely, completely sure of. Death, taxes and that your children will produce mountains and mountains of poo.

My Husband; Five Reasons I Am Not Lucky to Have Him

Abi Oborne | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Abi Oborne

Am I lucky to have a husband like mine? Well, I guess in some ways, yes. I am lucky that he is healthy. I am lucky that he is here. I was lucky that I met him in the first place, but really, that is where the luck part of it ends. The rest is about choice.

You Know You're a Dad When... - 10 Unconventional Signs

Sumbel Gilani | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Parents
Sumbel Gilani

Here are 10 of the not so well known signs that you are a dad. These show how even the minor things in your life have truly evolved and highlight the varying sacrifices you have made upon being appointed to this honourable role.

Introducing the 'Buggy Face Off'

Daniel Rourke | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Rourke

We've all been there, waiting to get through a door whilst streams of people walk through it. Hardly anyone lets anyone through, and the term "ladies...

Alpha Dad Is Making Me Look Bad

Daniel Rourke | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

Normally when you see another dad out and about you share a sense of fellowship. You're on the same team, fighting the tiredness and the tantrums together. Nappy after nappy, spillage after spillage, grazed knee after grazed knee.

Dad Terms and Conditions

Al Ferguson | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

No-one ever reads the terms and conditions of anything anymore... And we have no idea what we're signing up to... Being a dad is no different!!! It's just like reading all those other Terms and Conditions, you have no idea what you're signing up to but you still just click "I Agree" ... or as I like to put it, you just click "Aaahh, I wish I'd never..."

5 Things Feminist Dads Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Fatherhood and feminism: when you combine the two, you get something really, really special. To mark HuffPost UK Lifestyle's month of Celebrating ...

This Video Highlights Every Father's Pain

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Warning: NSFW language. These two cynical and disoriented dads are having a conversation about how pointless Father's Day is - and they really get ...

Dads Give Their Adult Children Lie Detector Tests And Find Out Some Hilarious Secrets

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Kids lie to their parents. It's just a fact. So what happens when a few dads get the chance to learn the truth from their grown-up children? Hilari...

Daddy Swans Can Raise Their Kids Too

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

I've been home with my daughter since she was six months old, but despite having a stay-at-home dad for most of her life, she still defaults to the assumption that the adult looking after their children must be the mother.

Dear Dad

Kerry Secker | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Parents
Kerry Secker

You were such a reluctant traveller. When all my mates were jetting off somewhere hot and sunny, we could be found somewhere in deepest, darkest Britain. Quite often this was in the rain looking at yet another famous landmark or in another exciting train/War museum.

17 Superhero Dads Who Deserve To Be Celebrated On Father's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Style

With dads like these guys, there's no need for a Superman in these children's lives. In celebration of Father's Day watch these incredible men use...

Fabulous Fathers' Day!

Joanna Cates | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Parents
Joanna Cates

Even a generation ago fathers were relatively absent from the home. Women of my mother's generation look at me wistfully when my husband sits down at the table and invents a game to encourage our three year old to finish her fish fingers, or tells me he's taking our five year old swimming.

Presents or Presence - What Should a Modern Dad Provide?

Anne-Marie O’Leary | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Anne-Marie O’Leary

If mum can earn more, it makes sense for her to go out to work. And if dad wants to stay home and bring up the children, then that's a big move forward for both men and women. While some social commentators are uncomfortable with this, it's simply equality in action.

Involved Fathers Are Happier And Help Children 'Thrive'

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents

Fathers becoming more involved in their children's lives is critical for their own wellbeing and nurtures their children's development, the world's fi...

This Is What Happens When Dad Is Alone With Baby

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents

This dad has found a brilliant way to bond with his baby. He filmed himself and his son in the mirror, while making questionable noises and getting...

Dads Don't Babysit

Al Ferguson | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

There is, in fact, a campaign called, "dads don't babysit." Hundreds of dads are joining up and expressing to the world their discontents with the perception around dads looking after their children.

Dads Reveal What It's Like To Cut An Umbilical Cord

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents

If you've just become a father for the first time and the midwife asks if you'd like to cut the umbilical cord, what's your reaction? Some dads mig...

Ricky Martin Opens Up About Fatherhood And Dating

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Parents

Ricky Martin has opened up about how being a father to his twin boys meant he had to shift his priorities. The 43-year-old singer became a dad to V...

Not Many Six-Year-Olds Would Do This On Their Birthday

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

What would a six-year-old girl most like on her birthday? Lego? A new Frozen Elsa doll? A brand new notepad and pens to do some drawing? Not thi...

Dad Brings Toddler's Imaginary Super Mario Game To Life... And It's Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents

Have you ever wondered what was going through your child's mind when they're playing an imaginary game? This father did, and decided to use his to...