Parents Dads

So, Who Is Doing the Washing Up Tonight?

Torsten Klaus | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Torsten Klaus

Anyway, I believe we (men, dads, uncles, grandads) should get more pro-active at this matter. Let's bring some genuine equality into our homes and show that fathers of the new generation are just awesome. So gents, it's about time to pull up our sleeves and to get busy there.

The School Holidays Parent Trap - Parliament's Debate

Travelzoo UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

Ultimately we want to end the Parent Trap, or at least make holidays a little more affordable, so more families can spend valuable time off together. We will be continuing with our campaign and would urge people to support our petition.

In Six Weeks Time It Will All Have Changed - Reassuring Advice for All Parents

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I don't tend to get much advice from my grandfather these days. However I did get some from him recently. Which is odd. And not just because he died in 1999. It was odd because the advice was about caring for a baby. This is not a task with which I associate him.

Does Society Need to Catch Up With Modern Family Life?

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Our styles differ at times but ultimately we are both perfectly capable of looking after the children and both perfectly capable of going to work. In fact I'm sure she is better at her job than I am at mine anyway. Saying that she is probably better with the kids too but she can't be everywhere.

Are We Stealing Our Children's Memories?

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Maybe I'm overreacting. Maybe they will actually just have a lovely record of their childhood. Maybe I'll get a virus on the computer and lose all the photos and won't have to worry about it anymore.

Love Overrules Rational Thought - Challenges for New Parents

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

It would be really odd, alarming in fact, if having a child didn't change your life. However I think what people mean when they say this is "You won't understand how children will change your life until it happens to you". And that is exactly right, it happens to you.

How Not to Bring Up Independent Thinkers

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I want them to grow up to be able to make up their own minds about things and not be easily led. I want them to think things through and make sensible, rational decisions that are fair and just. But I want them to make the same sensible, rational decisions that I make. Otherwise their decisions would be wrong and that would annoy me...

Second Child Guilt

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Mesmerised by the second child and totally drawn in. And I didn't love Anna any less. Phew! There isn't a finite amount of emotion in me. Or at least I hadn't reached the limit yet. I'm pretty apathetic about most things so it's quite possible I have some saved up over the years.

Kids Say the Freakiest Things

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 29.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

Anna first freaked us out when she was about 20 months old. We had been staying with friends in London for a couple of days during the Olympics. As we were leaving we were all stood in own friends bedroom collecting up our stuff...

Bad Santa - a Very Modern Christmas Story

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

So we went to visit Father Christmas in his grotto (Knightsbridge outpost). A lovely day out for my daughter and her best friend, were it not for the terror.

I'm Not Just a Dad, I'm a Dad

Adrian Millar | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Millar

I'm not just a dad. I'm a dad. I change the world, like all dads and mums. The Obamas know that. And so does Neven. Do you? I hope so.

The Indignity of Indiscipline (And Why Too Much Parenting Advice Leaves Me Bemused, Confused and All Out of 'Instinct')

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

During a brief stint teaching, my shoes were captured and held to ransom by students. I don't remember the detail of their demands, just that I was h...

Why A Deadline Is No Friend of the Toddler: It's Physics

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

The faster one travels, the slower time moves. We know this from Einstein's theory of relativity. So if something is moving incredibly slowly - a todd...

Tips to Fit Training In Around Family Life

Neil Sinclair | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Sinclair

I recognised that I needed to get creative about how I could fit training in around my family commitments (which I have a lot of as a stay at home dad). It's wasn't always easy, but then nothing worth doing ever is. So dads, if you want to start, maintain or revisit a training routine, here are my tips...

Backlash As Father Admits He Has A Favourite Child

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

A father-of-two is facing a backlash after admitting in a blog posting that he has a favourite child. Buzz Bishop, a Canadian broadcaster and writ...

Father’s Day Gifts: What Do You Get The Man Who Has Everything?

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Stumped for what to get your dad this Father’s day? You’re not alone. According to a recent study, Dads are the hardest people to buy for. ...

Literally one of the best things you can do for your Troopers: Read them a book

Neil Sinclair | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Sinclair

Reading to your troopers is such an easy thing to do - you don't need any special equipment (I read everything to my troopers. Not just books but maga...

Child's Play: Getting Used to Playgroups

Neil Sinclair | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Sinclair

At a recent NCT group meeting for new dads called 'Hit the Ground Crawling' I had the opportunity to ask these new parents about their most daunting e...

How I Got a Publisher For My Parenting Book

Neil Sinclair | Posted 11.02.2012 | Home
Neil Sinclair

Apparently, it is virtually impossible to get a publisher. I'm glad I didn't know before I tried, or I might have been put off. As it is, I got two offers on my parenting book for dads, Commando Dad. This is how.