Father's and Daughters

Single Dads Like Me Don't Have To Go It Alone

Nav Mirza | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Parents
Nav Mirza

So, as I write this, two years in to being a full-time dad, I am as determined as ever to provide the best upbringing for my child, and through Dads Unlimited to boost the chances for other children like him by support, care and understanding for this growing population of single dads.

I'm The Proudest Dad In The World

David Lidstone | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents
David Lidstone

I think that as a man I have quite a different relationship with G than Karen does and I play a different role. She goes to us depending upon her differing needs. But, I think that one of my most important roles is to show her what a good relationship is like. She needs to see a strong and loving relationship between Karen and I so that she makes good decisions about her future partners.

Problems Picking Nurseries

Chris Newman | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Chris Newman

Here is my dilemma. I am somewhat overprotective. With this in mind, the fact that there are videos and news articles about children who get abused or neglected while in a childcare environment, how can you be sure your child is safe?

The Sweet Spot Of Parenting

Lyndsey Stoner | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Parents
Lyndsey Stoner

Did you know I have a six year old? I wouldn't blame you if you hadn't realised - my writing is so heavily dominated by the antics of my ToddlerMonster that my 'big' girl hardly gets a mention.

How To Teach A Six-Year-Old Girl About Money

Lee Carnihan | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Parents
Lee Carnihan

Was this a realistic way for her to learn about property and money? Nope. Monopoly is nothing like the real world because everyone starts off on an equal footing in terms of their starting position and share of the money.

The Daughter Of An Immigrant

Angela Samata | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK
Angela Samata

As many others before him, my dad came to this country from Cyprus when he was 15-years-old, with just the clothes he stood up in. It was 1958 and he was fleeing a volatile situation on the Island and landed in London not really having a next step planned. Since then he's made his way, been married three times, led a full life and watched his island from his not so new home.

Long Time Gone. A Note To My Father

Jane Scott | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Scott

I don't know why you have been on my mind so much lately, it's twelve and a half years since you died. Perhaps it is watching your small, wobbly granddaughter achieving her small significant steps, and hurting that you never met her or knew of her struggles. Perhaps seeing her adoration of her own doting Daddy.

Is Looking After a Baby Emasculating?

Ian Burge | Posted 01.04.2017 | 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.

The Long Goodbye

Charli Morgan | Posted 07.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Morgan

For the first few days, my pupils were so large, my eyes looked black. I thought this was because I had seen Death and now even looked as different as I felt. But I discovered that this, too is normal. Powerful emotions like love, or pain, make your pupils dilate. So grief can turn your eyes black. The blue is now, gradually returning.

Daughters Share Touching Way To Keep Memory Of Their Dad Alive

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Three anonymous daughters have tugged on the internet's heartstrings by leaving a can of beer for a stranger to drink in their dad's memory. The be...

Dad Sends Hilarious Warning Message To Daughter's Boyfriend

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Benjamin Schock's teenage daughter posed for her homecoming dance with her boyfriend, the dad couldn't help but get involved to share the light-h...

UN Day of the Girl Child: Fathers Are Part of the Conversation Too

Liza Bel | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK Parents
Liza Bel

My personal experience has proven to me that fathers or male guardians and mentors have a fundamental role to play in securing that seat at the big boys' table for their daughters. If I can sit in endless meetings being the only woman in the senior management - I owe it to my father.

Forced Goodbye

Fila Magnus | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Fila Magnus

Being a family that barely ever celebrates birthdays, you've been known to give the worst of gifts - from mugs to absolutely nothing, but this time, daddy, just 8 days before, you forced me to bury you into the ground, and say goodbye - for forever.

Three Girls, One Mission: Find Dad A Bone Marrow Donor And Save His Life

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Rob Ireland, 57, was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, his family were left shocked by the news. But rather than sitting around and letting gri...

A Father of Girls - And That's Fine By Me!

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

This is something I have heard many times before. When people hear I have two girls they say something along the lines of "Oh, would you like to try for a boy?" or "Thats a shame, it would have been nice to have one of each." I have no idea why people say this.

A Letter to My 18 Month Old on Women's Day

Zubin Madon | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Zubin Madon

Do not shackle yourself to gender centric paradigms of a hypocritical society; do not scuttle your dreams for ascendancy of your "natural role" (for want of a better euphemism) as a mother or a wife.

Divorced Fathers and Their Children

Soila Sindiyo | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Soila Sindiyo

I'm annoyed that in this day and age, there are still children out there that have to watch helplessly as their relationship with their father is disrupted, interfered with or even permanently severed just because someone is angry, resentful and vengeful.

What You Must, Do it Best!

Shumon Sengupta | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shumon Sengupta

I grew up in the beautiful south Indian State of Kerala. My school was in the picturesque Katari Bagh area in Cochin (now known as Kochi), in the precincts of the sprawling Southern headquarters of the Indian Navy, by the back waters of the Arabian Sea.

How Being a Mother to Two Daughters Stirs the Feminist in Me

Jane Sarluis | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Sarluis

Feminism is a complex concept, and the lot of a parent is a guilty one. While I hope my daughters will never feel cheated of success because of their sex, I also hope they will embrace the sisterhood and wear their pinnies with pride - over their work clothes.

Why Has It Taken This Long for Dads to Be Noticed?

Molly McGreevy | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Molly McGreevy

According a web survey by insurance company Aviva, 18% of couples split childcare responsibilities evenly, with 6% of men now the primary carer of their child. Pushing the figure from 6,000 in 2000 to 600,000 in 2010. And in a less scientific survey done by myself sat in the window of my front room at 3:30pm, more and more Dads are at the school gates.