Fathers Day

What Parents Of Alternative Families Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents

Next week is Alternative Family Week. ‘Alternative’ encompasses so many different family set-ups. Most people’s perception would be a family wit...

Little Boy Writes Heartfelt Message To His Brother After Their Dad Left, And It Moved Us To Tears

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Parents

A little boy has brought us to tears with the adorable words he wrote in a card to his older brother three months after their dad left. Ethan Lanphere...

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.

Time For A Celebration?

Wendy Wason | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wason

This occurred to me as I was shopping for my ex-husband's Father's Day present. I have the pleasure of being mum to three children. Two of whom were fathered by my ex-husband and my third little angel is the child of my current husband.

Giovanna Fletcher Praises Tom As A 'Hands-On' Dad After His Parenting Skills Are Questioned

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Parents

Giovanna Fletcher praised her husband Tom Fletcher for being a “hands-on” dad, adding that it’s something she gets questioned about a lot. In a ...

Cruz Beckham Cheekily Teased His Dad On Father's Day

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Parents

The Beckham family never misses an opportunity to show their love for one another and, of course, this Father’s Day was no different. Victoria Beckh...

Holly Willoughby Shares Six-Year-Old Belle's Hilarious Note To Dad On Father's Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Parents

Holly Willoughby shared a hilarious note her six-year-old daughter wrote to her dad on Father’s Day. The note was made even more comical by the word...

Heartbreaking Father's Day Tributes Left For Those Caught Up In Grenfell Tower Fire

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK

Heartbreaking tributes have been left near Grenfell Tower for fathers and grandfathers caught up in the tragedy. Father’s Day cards can be seen nest...

The Best Gift A Father Could Ever Receive

Susan Bugby | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Bugby

Once home, Alvin, who had received workplace first aid training three years ago, recognised the signs of a cardiac arrest - unresponsive, not breathing, no movement - and immediately lowered him to the floor and begun CPR after calling for an ambulance.

Fostering This Father's Day

Asrat Hailegiorgis | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Parents
Asrat Hailegiorgis

My name is Asrat, I'm a male foster carer. When I became a carer I told my youngest brother about it and he said to me, when he thinks of fostering, older women or elderly retired couples come to his mind, but he never thought younger single men would be interested or involved.

I Thought Cancer Had Left Me Infertile But Today I'm Celebrating Father's Day As A Dad For The First Time

Paul Simms | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Parents
Paul Simms

I'm so proud and I have absolutely loved being a dad. Without a doubt, my cancer and being told it would never happen has made me appreciate it even more. There is nothing more rewarding than walking through the front door after a long hard day at work to a beaming smile from Sophie, it's just amazing!

Inspirational Father's Day Stories, 2017: Why Father's Day Is So Special To Me

Alim Erginoglu | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Parents
Alim Erginoglu

Father's Day is always such a precious day for me. Each year the kids give me cards with personal jokes in them and they buy me something small but special. I wouldn't be the father I am without Rachel though, she is a wonderful wife who has supported me through everything. I feel so lucky to be a father to the kids and a husband to Rachel.

Inspirational Father's Day Stories, 2017: My Dad Was My Hero

Serena Taylor-Wright | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Serena Taylor-Wright

To me, Father's Day isn't just about thinking of a gift that will make your dad happy or going to visit him if you haven't seen him for a while, it's about honouring all the dads who have fought their hardest to be the best and most supportive man in their child's life.

What My Dad Has Taught Me About Food

Kathy Slack | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kathy Slack

But I think the mussel incident was the moment when Dad really definitely knew that he'd created a kindred spirit: someone who loved food. All of it. Any of it. And wasn't going to waste it. It's not that he'd made me a dustbin/daughter into which you can feed any old crap. It's that he'd shown me how all food has a purpose and an opinion and a currency.

Living With Cancer: To My Husband This Father's Day

Catherine Wiltcher | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Wiltcher

Our girls are so lucky to have you as their father. Of all my life choices, you are the best. Many would have walked away. You stay because that's the sort of man you are, not out of a sense of duty but because the thought of leaving never even crosses your mind.

Dads And Their Daughters: Meet The African Fathers Challenging Harmful Traditions

Himaya Quasem | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Himaya Quasem

As we prepare to celebrate all things fatherly this Sunday, here's a look at three dads in rural Kenya who are standing up and speaking out to stop FGM and early marriage. Not only are they keeping their own daughters safe, they are setting an example to help protect future generations of young girls.

Inspirational Father's Day Stories, 2017: The Story Of A Dad Whose Child Had Cancer

Wayne Herridge | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Parents
Wayne Herridge

I was coming home from work when my wife, Evanna, said that she was taking Izzy to the hospital. They had been to the doctor and got sent straight to hospital so I met them there. Izzy was in such pain - she could not stand up and was inconsolable. It was just so quick.

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.

A Letter To My Father, With Love, On Father's Day

Fariha Khan | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Fariha Khan

This is perhaps the only Father's Day I have ever marked as we never celebrated Father's or Mother's Day in our house. Every day was Father's Day and every day was Mother's Day. The reason why I am marking it today is because you are no longer with us.

Inspirational Father's Day Stories, 2017: I Thought My Dad Wouldn't Last The Night

Alison Cooke | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison Cooke

Those three words were shattering. He had been diagnosed with advanced bladder cancer and the doctors' told him he'd only have one more Christmas left. Not knowing what to do, I just went up to my bedroom and cried.

You Can't Put A Band-Aid On Smart Home Security

Yossi Atias | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech
Yossi Atias

That's when it hit me: something must be done about the woeful lack of security and privacy we face while using all those connected devices in our homes. Putting a band-aid on every smart home device you own isn't an option. You can't plaster over the vulnerabilities and backdoors that exist in many of the smart connected devices we use at home.

Give Modern Day Dads A Break

Wendy Zhang | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents
Wendy Zhang

Most men of my father's generation never changed nappies, were clueless about baby developmental milestones and would not have been able to put up a ponytail to save their lives! But they worked incredibly hard to make sure their families were provided for.

Three Reasons Why Father's Day Should Be Abolished

Jeremy Davies | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jeremy Davies

The last thing dads need, therefore, is LESS time being hands-on parents. If dads were given a day off work on Father's Day, it might be worth celebrating. So if you're an employer who wants to keep your workforce happy, let your dads go home early on Friday...or give them a day off on Monday. Otherwise, let's see Father's Day for what it is: a wasted opportunity.

Father's Day Gift Guide For Uninspired Offspring

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

What do dads want for Father's Day? I conducted a spectacularly unscientific poll which found conclusively that they all agree they don't want anything. Except they do really, they just want you to figure it out for yourself. Prove how well you know them.

Dad's Can't Get Postnatal Depression...

Samantha Glass | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Parents
 Samantha Glass

Paternal postnatal depression (new dad depression), is fairly common, possibly as common as post natal depression in women. New dads tend to feel the effects 3 to 6 months after the baby is born. There are a number of factors which could lead to new dad depression.