Fatherhood

Is It Okay For A Man To Take A Sneaky Paternity Test?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Is is ever ok for a man to take a paternity test behind a woman's back? This was the question posed by Reddit user throwaway_123226 after she disco...

This Daddy/Daughter Dance-off Will Put A Smile On Your Face

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

There's a lot of sadness going on in the world right now. So why not put it all to one side for three minutes - and watch this adorable dance-off betw...

What It Feels Like to Be the Target of Anonymous Trolls

Grant Feller | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

My family, it appears, are a 'bunch of ugly, sad losers'. My wife is so 'desperate' to leave me that she will '**** the next man she has a drink with'. My beautiful children are, variously, 'pathetic... spoilt... probably adopted' because I am 'unable to get it up... a waste of space... a miserable, untalented tosser'. Worst of all though, my kitchen is 'hideous'. So this is what being trolled feels like... The other week I wrote what I felt was a thought-provoking, if slightly tongue-in-cheek, confessional about my enforced 12-month sabbatical as a stay-at-home dad trying to set up a new business after sudden redundancy.

Finding Out She's Pregnant: 10 Dads Give Their Experiences

Karl Young | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

There has long been the opinion of men naturally being scared and or wanting to run away once a woman has told them they are expecting. Personally I am not sure where this has come from and I can only guess it's from the soaps and the trashy magazines. In my experience I was over the moon and from speaking to my followers on Twitter so were they.

Seven Awesome Tips for New Dads

Torsten Klaus | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

You might feel that no-one at work quite understands how you are feeling. Men need to off-load too. Some find it difficult to ask for help, especially with emotional issues, but please do, find someone you feel comfortable with (a friend, a relative or a professional) and let go, it will be a great relief.

Five Lessons to Be Learnt From Frozen

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I've somehow managed to avoid writing about Frozen up until now. This is incredible considering how much of my life it seems to have taken up recently. Now of course Frozen has a moral message about the importance of family and love and blah blah blah. I'm not too interested by that part of it. So instead here are the really important messages I want my girls to take away from Frozen.

Fatherhood and Its Sacrifices

Karl Young | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

Nothing could have ever prepared me for fatherhood, not even those overly judgmental and opinionated parental advice magazines could have explained to me what my relationship and my body would have to go through in the first three months of fatherhood.

The Difference Dads Make

Javed Khan | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Javed Khan

Over the last couple of months I have been immersed in the breadth of work Barnardo's carries out to help vulnerable young people, and each conversation has brought home to me the huge difference that we as fathers can make to our children's lives.

Father's Day Is For Life

Adrian Millar | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

I became a teenager. We were no longer close. I came to hate him: I wanted more from our relationship. I longed for times past, but that wasn't to be. He wanted respect; I wanted intimacy. I refused to call him Dad. I broke his heart. We fought. Then I heard that he was dying.

18 Dads Who Totally Rock

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Comedy

In honour of Father's Day: a handful of awesome dads who have come to our attention through this here world wide interweb... SEE ALSO: Dad Wi...

WATCH: The Cutest Father's Day Celebration You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy

From HooplaHa - a lovely, feelgood compilation of babies and toddlers who are very happy to see their dads come home. What's that? No, no. We just ...

WATCH: The Funniest Dad Wins And Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy

In honour of Father's Day, a compilation of classic YouTube clips that prove when you're dad, you win some... and you most definitely lose some. (...

Men! Could You Audition For The Role Of 'Dad'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Comedy

From the people that brought you 'World's Toughest Job' comes this video to celebrate Father's Day. See what happened when actors auditioned for th...

The Truth About Dads...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Forget being promoted to CEO, becoming a Premier League footballer or designing a best-selling app: Nothing quite makes the man like fatherhood. Su...

Nervous About Telling Dad You Love Him? Here's Some Help...

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're slightly nervous about telling your dad you love him on Father's Day, you're not alone. A recent survey by Wilkinson Sword revealed that...

The Perfect Gift That Tells Your Dad How You Feel

Sponsored Feature | Alexander And James | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The relationship between fathers and their children is one of the most important and influential of all human connections. But no one really prepares ...

Becoming A Father For The First-Time? There's An App For That

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

First-time father? Don't worry, there's an app for that. While you're surely over the moon at becoming a parent for the first time, there is (undou...

Peppa and George Will Now Battle to the Death

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

There are many aspects of parenting which you can't be taught. In fact almost all parenting skills can't be taught. There are often decisions to make which have no clear rights or wrongs. You kind of have to feel your way through. Do what seems right, learn from mistakes and adapt it as you go.

WATCH: Hero Dad Of The Day!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Because we're not just about the LOLs here at HuffPost UK Comedy - we're also about the close shaves and the hand-over-mouth moments. And this clip...

Is Blogging Really Fair On My Children?

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Do I continue writing and posting online? Do I stop and wait until they are old enough to give their consent? Do I keep writing but keep it to myself so it's there for them to read in the future and share with only those who they wish? I don't really know what is best.

Attachment Parenting IS Feminist

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

Attachment parenting doesn't acknowledge capitalism or patriarchy as deities the way mainstream parenting does. Attachment parenting (the practices involved in) supports a woman's right to understand how her body works, how powerful she is in the life of her child and in wider society and how awesome her biology is.

Are You Suffering From Toddler's Back?

Nick Jones | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Sleep deprivation is a key cause of Toddler's Back, when you have kids you just don't get to rest like you used to - fact. Our daughter is no fan of sleeping, and despite being a perfect little angel (well almost) during daylight hours, she turns into something of a diva at night. It was during a particularly difficult night time shift this week, when my Toddler's Back really struck.

The Lilly Ann Workout - Dad Does Adorable Exercise Routine Inspired By His Baby Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Meet Michael Stansbury. The father of Lilly Ann, who has started working out with his baby daughter. Sure, The Lilly Ann Workout may involve spend...

Breastfeeding Advocacy Isn't Anti-Formula Feeders

Chrissy Chittenden | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chrissy Chittenden

So, here's what breastfeeding-advocacy isn't: It isn't anti-formula users. Breastfeeding advocacy is about wanting new parents to have access to ALL the facts about how they feed their babies. This includes the risks of using formula milk as a breastmilk substitute...

What Do Atheists Tell Their Children?

James Conmy | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Conmy

That night, I spend some time thinking about what we tell our children, about Heaven and God, about what happens when we die - and although I don't believe in any of it, I tell myself that, right now, it's ok for him to believe. After all, as a five-year-old, there are plenty of things that he believes in that I know aren't true.