Keeping Healthy

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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Nappy Changing Dads – Will Society Celebrate Progression? – Single Dad, Parents Article

Once upon a time, in what seems like a parallel universe, fathers were never expected to change nappies (diapers). In a strange and crazy period it was seen as a ‘woman’s’ role. Fast forward to the 21st century and there are nappy changing dads taking on more duties than you could possibly imagine. “While daytime nappy changes are largely the responsibility of the mother, likely due to mums spending the daytime caring for their child whilst on maternity leave, Britain’s dads…

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