Why World Prematurity Day Matters

Leigh Kendall | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Parents
Leigh Kendall

You have just given birth to your precious baby, far too early. Your baby's birth is likely to have happened suddenly: your pregnancy, that precious time spent with your baby inside you, kicking away, ripped away.

Forced Goodbye

Fila Magnus | Posted 07.10.2015 | 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.

We Need to Make Awareness of PTSD at the Birth for Women and Men

Mark Williams | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Parents
Mark Williams

My first ever panic attack was at the birth of my son and had never experienced this before in my life. I honestly felt that my wife who I love dearly and my unborn son were going to die. Even many years on I still feel the anxiety I suffered during the twenty two hours labour my wife experienced.

Dad Creates Parody Of McDonald's Advert That Gives 'Wrong Message' To Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Parents

When Lee Miles saw McDonald's latest advert, he didn't think it was sending a healthy message to children. So the father-of-two created his own ver...

Dads Watch Footage Of Their Daughters Being Catcalled

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most parents will go above and beyond the call of duty to protect their children, but there are some things in life they just called control. Like,...

Domestic Violence Poster Targeting Fathers Branded 'Ignorant' And 'Wrong'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A domestic violence poster that targets fathers has been branded as "offensive to men", "ignorant" and "wrong". The poster, which cropped up around...

'Freddy the Frog', the 'Famous Five' and Why 'Why' May Be One of the Most Important Questions of All

Ian Preston | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Parents
Ian Preston

To get our children ready to read, we need all parents to be reading to their children 10 minutes a day. It sounds simple, but a nursery manager I spoke to recently told me how many of her parents just don't realise what a difference this could make. For boys, there's compelling evidence that dads reading to them has an even stronger effect.

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.

Father-Son Photo Series Spanning 20 Years Is Fascinating - Wait For The Last Image

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A heartwarming photo series spanning 27 years has beautifully captured the strong bond between a father and his son. Watch as the tiny baby boy wi...

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).