Dads

Giving Girls More

2017-06-27T20:10:58+00:00

I recently went on a Taster Day to learn more about ‘Girls Journeying Together Groups’ which support mothers and their 10-12 year old girls. Kim McCabe created Rites for Girls and has been running these groups for years in response to having a daughter and realising how little there was [...]

Getting Teens to Listen

2017-06-27T15:23:56+00:00

Most of us can easily summon up the image of Harry Enfield's 'Kevin' when we think of teenagers.. but what does that mean for us as parents when we need to be able to communicate with them? Uncertainty around How to Parent As our eldest son approaches his teen years [...]

The Prince and the Footballer

2017-06-27T17:01:12+00:00

Once upon a time a Prince and a footballer battled the big taboo... The Prince's Part The Heads Together campaign is doing so much to challenge the stigma and taboos around mental health, however a few weeks ago when Prince Harry was honest about his own personal struggle, following the loss of his [...]

Father’s Day – The Secret of Appreciation

2016-11-21T17:15:57+00:00

So what is important for dads when it comes to Father's Day? It's easy for it to be reduced to gifts with few words - the classic cards and pressies on the usual masculine themes of sport, beer and gadgets. Refreshing the Parts Beer can't Reach... But what refreshes the parts that beer can't [...]

Mother’s Day – for Mens eyes Only

2016-11-21T17:15:57+00:00

What does 'right' look like? I imagine up there are many men trying to get it right for mother’s day, whether for their own mum or for their partner who's a mum, where the children are too young to do it all themselves. So what does ‘right’ look like? Of [...]

What’s YOUR Parenting Bueprint?

2016-11-21T17:15:57+00:00

"I sound just like my mum/dad" With the arrival of a baby comes the arrival of a 'mummy' and a 'daddy'. OK, pretty obvious! However perhaps not so obvious is that these new roles instantly bring new baggage with them. They bring the couples own experience of being parented, or [...]

Dadtastic.. appreciation for dads

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

After a lovely summer holiday and time together as a family our 3 boys are missing daddy (and so am I) now he is back at work and out of the house so much. It's a hard transition for him too, so he was chuffed to come home to find [...]

Twins, Maternity Leave and all that…

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 19 Well it's been a while and you'd be forgiven for replying "Hi, stranger" as I stopped e-zines rather abruptly almost 2 years ago. As some of you know, the reason was due to the wonderful news that I was pregnant with twins (though the twin bit was [...]

It’s All About Daddy

2016-11-21T17:15:58+00:00

Newsletter, Issue 18 This summer our 4 year old son wanted to spend time with daddy; in the mornings, evenings, at weekends, on holiday, just about any time he could! He acted up more when daddy wasn't back before bedtime or left early for work and regularly told me he [...]

Early Parenthood Tips

2016-06-06T10:22:12+00:00

Mums & dads are different! Here are a few tips for the first 3 months of parenthood to help you manage your relationship and the differences between you as parents, to make it easier to be a team together and enjoy this special time. 1) Chat about your experience. Sit down [...]

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