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In memory of dad – What did he do that you’ll always remember? – Single Dad, Parents Article

What were the special moments dads made with us? Research says that dads react with kids differently from mums. Mums usually nurture in their familiar way. When we reflect in the memory of dad, we realise he played dozens of different games. Dr Peter West explores more. It starts with “Peek a boo, where’s Dad? Here I am!” We tickle, we chuck balls, we play hide and seek. Watch dads at a café play with kids in their care. Of…

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Involved dads reduce childhood obesity by 33% – Single Dad, Parents Article

Dads matter. You know it, I know it and – increasingly – science proves it. The latest study to show that hands-on fathering reaps rich rewards for our children comes in the arena of childhood obesity. As you probably know, childhood obesity is reaching epidemic levels. Professor Russell Viner of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has claimed that “We are entering a state of emergency” when it comes to childhood obesity, citing statistics which show that 22% of…

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Parental alienation – 1 in 5 suffer ‘dad guilt’ – Single Dad, Parents Article

A new study has revealed what many of us probably knew anyway: dad guilt really is a thing. In fact, dad guilt is the gift that keeps on giving, the cross we increasingly bear. Dads feel guilty when they spend too long at work, at the expense of time with their children, and they feel guilty when they spend too much time at home, to the detriment of their roles as breadwinners. This lose-lose has been confirmed by the new…

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How to talk to children about terrorism – Single Dad, Parents Article

I’ve been dreading some difficult conversations with my son from pretty much the first moment I set eyes upon him. The ‘birds and the bees’ chat, the ‘how to tackle bullies at school’ advice, the ‘sorry I’ve just discovered our beloved pet has karked it on the kitchen floor.’ One conversation I never expected to have has been about terrorist atrocities and my child’s chances of being affected by them. In this guide, we’re going to cover: Opening up a conversation…

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How to raise happier boys – Single Dad, Parents Article

Is raising a son harder than raising a daughter? Can we raise happier boys? Dr Peter West explores. Imagine the scenario – Dad’s sitting down after a hard day. His daughter appears. “Daddy -can I ask you something?” “I want  to go to Mary’s place for a sleepover… (sniff)  but Mummy says I can’t ….and that’s not fair….” “All right darling. I’ll talk to Mummy. Please…don’t cry…please..” Daddy might as well give up. God (or Nature, if you like) gives…

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The best new ‘Dad Profiles’ to follow (PART 1) – Single Dad, Parents Article

One of the best things in doing DaddiLife is that we get to see dads across the world creating amazing social media accounts and blogs that promote better fatherhood. From guys about to become new dads, through to dads going through tougher times, these dad’s perfectly fit our mission to help ‘regular guys become superhero dads,’ and we wanted to take a moment to celebrate them with you. These accounts are less than 6 months old (at time of writing) and each have…

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