Father and Fatherhood

Head: Cute? Baby, you aint seen nothing yet…

I am a new parent and I am terrified. My biggest fear isnt the thought of my child growing up and running off to Disneyland; or even worse, Michael Jacksons Neverland. No, the major concern is partiality. New parents see no wrong in their children. We are

Baby Whispers – A Dad Connects With His Unborn Child

The following is an extract from Neils book Be My Baby - an honest and humorous diary detailing a mans journey to becoming a first time Dad. Monday, 17 March 29 weeks today. The babys elbows are beginning to stick out as they struggle for room to manoeuvr

How to Discourage Your Child in Two Easy Steps

Id been reading about how pre-teen boys need to engage with the outdoors. The article said that many pre-teen boys have the instinct to build shelters because of a masculine drive toward self-sufficiency, to subconsciously prove to themselves they could f

Becoming a First Time Dad – A Touch of Nerves

The following is an extract from Neils book Be My Baby - an honest and humorous diary detailing a mans journey to becoming a first time Dad. Sunday, 30 March We cannot seem to escape horror stories involving babies being dropped or dunked. Today, a lovely

Finding My Way – A Journey to Fatherhood

My eldest child died before I ever knew about him. My wife, Alice and I endured a deadening series of tests and hospital visits to ensure the health of our intended but unexpected son; ten or twelve visits over the course of a month. ”It could be ec

Stay At Home Dads

Have you ever wondered what motivates men to remain at home to parent their children? What follows is a distilled version of interviews with three men who have chosen to remain at home to parent their children. Ron is 39, previously an Insurance Broker/Ta

Ten Tips For Soulful Fathering

Practice being kind instead of being right. Share your hobbies with your kids. Select one day a month or a year to be OUR DAY and mark it on your calendar. Let your child decide what the day's events will be and celebrate together! Come up with pred

The Fatherhood Project

Colin George is a father of five. He ran away from fathering his first two children. “I was scared and didn't know how to be the father I never had”, he said. He was just seven years old when his own father died. It was a defining moment

The Rejection Roundabout – A Fathers Perspective

Implicit in the term attachment parenting is an assurance of close contact. Child wearing, co-sleeping, breastfeeding; all these hands-on parental practices encourage a strong "attachment" between parent and child, in both a physical and psychol