Fathers

Dear Partner, Thank You

Zara Walker | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents
Zara Walker

I don't want to say thank you for parenting, it's a job we both accepted the minute the pregnancy test turned positive, in fact it's something we committed to by disposing of the contraceptives. I want to thank you for the things you have done for me since we have become parents.

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.

The Incredible Stopover - An Incredible Trip With My Incredible Dad

Yolanda Copes-Stepney | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Yolanda Copes-Stepney

I love Iceland; the North Atlantic Island is a land of breathtaking but savage beauty with mountains, volcanoes, glaciers and black beaches; perfect for my dad who spent much of his life as a part-time photographer, while working full time in computing.

The Importance of Fathers Day

Susan Leigh | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents
Susan Leigh

Fathers Day will soon be upon us and with many homes having an interesting array of father figures and male role models, Fathers Day can be a time of mixed emotions. Let's use the opportunity to reflect on some of the qualities we might hope to find in a good father figure.

What Does Being a Father Mean to You?

Shirley Palmer | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Parents
Shirley Palmer

If you still have a Dad embrace it, learn from his wisdom, show him the love and the respect and give him some of your time. Memories cannot be recreated and with time our most valuable asset share it and share it well with those you love.

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...

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 Incredible Moments When Dad Saved the Day

America's Funniest Home Videos | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Comedy

These incredible moments when "dad reflex" saves the day prove that dads are truly modern day superheroes....

My Husband, the One That Does All the Messy, Repetitive, Exhaustingly Relentless Work That is Childcare

Emma Fulu | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Fulu

While some men are taking more responsibility for care giving, women all over the world still spend between one and three more hours a day on housework than men and two to 10 times as much time on caring for a child or older person.

Dads Too Embarrassed to Read to Kids

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

Your child is the least judgmental fan you'll ever have! Reading to your children is not like updating Facebook - in their eyes, you can do no wrong. They are fully prepared to make you their hero, so kick off your shoes and have some fun!

Fathers Do Not Read Enough to Their Children

Diana Gerald | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Parents
Diana Gerald

Fathers (and mothers, for that matter) shouldn't see reading to their children as a chore; sharing a book can create wonderful memories and great bonding opportunities. It also gives children the best start in life.

PTSD at the Birth Is Common in Fathers

Mark Williams | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

Many men suffer PTSD after they have been present at the birth of a child. The birth of a child can be a very distressing time for all present. Difficulties can arise which endanger the lives of the mum and baby and which require emergency treatment e.g.: emergency surgery.

Returning Soldier Adorably Photobombs Son's School Photo

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

School photos: if we remember correctly, they were the bane of our existence. But that certainly wasn't the case for this young chap. Eight-yea...

The Dawn of Shared Parental Leave

Giselle Cory | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents
Giselle Cory

The UK is not at the vanguard of parental equality. The imbalance between mothers' and fathers' leave in the UK is among the highest in the OECD. But a rare benefit of lagging behind more forward-thinking nations is that we can wait to see what works (and shamelessly copy it).

Mentioning Mothering and Neglecting the Menz

Vanessa Olorenshaw | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Parents
Vanessa Olorenshaw

To censor myself, or adapt my Blog, to remove mention of the maternal, would amount to succumbing to the taboo of mentioning - let alone promoting - mothering and maternal care, and to the unease with which women often feel in proclaiming their rights or protecting the interests of themselves or their families.

Is It Time to Talk

Ashley Beolens | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Beolens

We need to be having the type of conversation that we are happy to have on our blogs and in forums and Facebook groups in the big wide world face to face with people. More than that though do we need to talk to people who are not already on our wave length, we need to stop preaching to the converted and start preaching to the masses.

Following My Letter to Jamie Oliver

Claire Campbell-Adams | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Campbell-Adams

My husband or I will phone ahead, tell them the kids have Coeliac Disease and ask if they have gluten free choices on the menu, they say yes, we tell the kids, then off we go. Inevitably we arrive to find that whilst they do gluten free for adults they don't for children.

Dads Matter Worldwide

Mark Williams | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Williams

As we know prevention of depression is vitally important before the situation gets to crisis point. If we can educate everyone, both male and female on the same even level, this can reach out and help more fathers come forward to seek help and end the stigma of the illness which is depression.

The Best Mum in the World - Really?

Judy Reith | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

You would think I had asked them to tell the person next to them how often they have sex. Speaking up about your parenting ability is just not something parents find easy. Had I asked them to talk about what they get wrong as a parent, they would never shut up.

'Best Interests': The Power Struggle for Children of Divorce

Michael Collier | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK
Michael Collier

I often say that we seem to live our lives based on a magical book of what 'Should or Shouldn't Happen' and that to do so is ridiculous.

They Live Among Us....

Polly Walker | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Polly Walker

It has recently become apparent to me that little sorcerers have infiltrated the Walker Camp. Disguised as our offspring too, would you believe! I am in increasing awe - or is it fear?! - of their ability to apply mastery and cunning in a plethora of situations.

Why My Mother's Death Made Me Write a Book on Parenting Girls

Judy Reith | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judy Reith

When my mum died after a long fight with Alzheimer's, grief threw me an opportunity to consider her legacy to me, and my three daughters. A friend said to me, "We all leave our shadow behind". So what is my mum's shadow? What will mine be to my darling daughters so they have what they need to thrive in the modern world?

Father Refuses To Give His Baby With Down's Syndrome Up For Adoption

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Like most new fathers, Samuel Forrest was beyond excited meet his son, but he had no idea just how much that first encounter would change his life. ...