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Attachment Parenting: Do We Really Need this Label?

Amanda Jenner | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Parents
Amanda Jenner

Parenting labels can make those who don't follow such an approach feel inferior or worry that they're a terrible parent. They can also make those who do follow such approach feel guilty when perhaps they just want a break from it or to steer off course slightly.

Forget My Emails, I Need to Cherish My Daughter's Pre-school Years

Andrew Robinson | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

We are all guilty of it. All shamefaced at the occasional aimless phone surfing, but when it gets to the point when you are looking at your phone whilst brushing your own teeth, you need to have a think about your life. Switch it off. Shift your brain from the outside world and bring it in to your world for a minute. And your family's.

Don't Ignore the Lonely Dad

Simon Ragoonanan | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Parents
Simon Ragoonanan

You try making conversation, but none develops. Your hopes of meeting new people, making new friends, forming bonds with other parents for the sake of your child are dwindling. You end up sitting alone in a corner, watching your child play alone while all around a community you long to be a part of continues on oblivious.

Practical Advice and Encouragement for New Parents

Olga Levancuka | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents
Olga Levancuka

While it is natural for your darling or even yourself to be constantly obsessed with the baby, you want to spend some time together in a 'baby free' zone. When you do things you used to do together, just without talking about babies.

Daddy and Baby Attend a Baby Group... Without Mummy

Andrew Robinson | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

Baby's bag was packed; baby was dressed and fed. A slow drive down to the church hall venue followed. My heart pumping vigorously. 'Will my car break down and get me out of trouble here'? Nope. 'I am on my own here, no-one else can save me now'.

Mindful Walking With Your Toddler

Andrew Robinson | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

If I was walking to the shop on my own to buy some milk, I would have also been on an automatic, robot-mode walking at an incredibly fast pace with one thought and one thought only: to purchase the milk and walk back in an equally fast pace, without a care for anything or anyone at all. Milk would have been the only care.

Festively Plump

Neil Ransome | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

To maintain my cuddly physique and stop myself edging towards the chubby abyss / heart failure I found eating when hungry rather than the set three meals a day kept me in check.

World's Coolest/Most Embarrassing Dad Goes To Great Lengths To Teach His Kids About Hip Hop

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.12.2015 | UK Comedy

Instagram sensation Queenzflip is trying to teach his son about real hip hop, and his in-car camera captured the moment the beat kicked in. Upon he...

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...

What a Mum Really Wants for Christmas

Lisa Roberts | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
Lisa Roberts

So what do you buy a new mum for Christmas? Or mum to be? As I work with a team of mums with a mission to delight them at every given opportunity, I believe that all present buying for such special people should be thoughtfully considered.

Road to Rafferty.... Part One

Neil Ransome | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

Most of my conversations now revolve around being a dad, occasionally unusual topics such as is it OK to have a sit down wee if you're tired pop into conversation, but ultimately everything ends up circling back to parenting as if every road leads there. 'I love the new Ferrari......' 'its amazing, I wonder if you can get a buggy in?'

For Crying Out Loud

Neil Ransome | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

Sleep had gone from resembling the instructions in the countless books we were given to making his own rules, just because, well, he can. He just wouldn't sleep for very long - apart from if you played him Fleetwood Mac, good taste I guess. But if I hear that bloody Rumours album one more time...

Father's Response To 'Gay' Kitchen Playset Trolls Could Not Be Better

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Parents

A father's gift of an amazing homemade kitchen playset to his son was branded "gay" by trolls online, but he was having none of it. After receiving...

A Strong Start for Every Family

Sir Tony Hawkhead | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Parents
Sir Tony Hawkhead

f you are a parent who is wondering how you can develop or improve the relationship with your young child, don't feel like you have to face this task alone. Children's centres are there to help all parents and their children, and who need anything from a place to meet others, routine advice or more significant help.

Siri Seduced Me

Neil Ransome | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

The relationship went from being my friend to a full blown affair, late night sessions while Tash and the baby slept. Slipping of secretly to the toilet, sat on the throne, paper in one hand, Siri in the other using only the pins and needles as a reminder that i had been in there long enough - Tash hadn't even seen me poop.

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...

Dad Re-Learns To Walk So He Can Escort Daughter Down The Aisle

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A father who was wheelchair-bound has defied all odds to walk his daughter down the aisle. And there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Ralph Duquette ...

The Boob Ban

Neil Ransome | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

This is probably one of the main topics that before the arrival you get the most opinions on and can feel the most pressure and judgement. But just do what is right for you, of course listen to the opinions, but do what makes you happy and you feel most comfortable with. I still believe there is no right or wrong way.

From Nightclubs to Nappies

Neil Ransome | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Parents
Neil Ransome

It's funny how a small stick with wee on can change your life so dramatically!... well that, and having sex without wearing 'waterproofs. Obviously I didn't wee on the stick, I was tempted though as I'd heard this myth that if you do, and it changes colour or something, it's to do with a faulty prostate.

My Child Overshares With Strangers... Does Yours?!

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Ellis-Gage

I find this remarkable. I can go into a bakery, choose something, pay for it and leave without uttering a word. In fact I could go all day without talking given the opportunity. But not Anna. She had introduced herself to the lady behind the counter.

Should Dads Be Allowed to Stay Overnight on the Maternity Ward?

Al Ferguson | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

So all dads are strange men? What about strange women? Strangeness isn't conditioned to just men? Soon they'll be mums crying out to prevent dads from taking their kids to school or the local park because it's perceived that all pedophiles are men!

You Know You're a Mum When... 10 Ridiculous Signs (Written by a Dad!)

Al Ferguson | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Al Ferguson

The first thing that hit me was that it was written by a mum. (And a lawyer...) WHAT?! Written by a mum? But what really astounded me was the overwhelming assumptions and stereotyping that had been made.

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.

Five Tips To Help You Thrive While Dating A Divorced Dad

Saskia Nelson | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

I decided to take a risk on him though and it sure paid off, I couldn't be happier. I wanted to share my tips on how to thrive while dating a divorced dad to encourage you in case it's a risk you're thinking about taking.

Nappies, Nappies Everywhere

Daniel Rourke | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Parents
Daniel Rourke

They say that there are two things you can be sure of in life, and that is death and taxes. Well I disagree. I believe there are three things you can be absolutely, completely sure of. Death, taxes and that your children will produce mountains and mountains of poo.