The role of fathers has come a long way and these days Dads are significantly more involved in the upbringing of their children, with lots being the main caregiver whilst the other parent goes out and brings back the bacon. We have a long way to go in the UK in recognising this and coming up to date with our paternity rights – Did you know in Sweden that standard parental leave is 16 months and can be shared by both mother and father? And fathers alone get up to three months paid paternity leave as standard!
Here at The Parent Pause we recognise how crucial the role of Dads is, and as we find our feet over the coming months, we aim to include lots of useful information for you too.
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Rated as one of the top dad blogs in the UK, The Dad Network offers an online hub and support network for dads and their unique challenges and perspectives. Covering everything from ‘the birds and the bees’ talk to toddler sleep, this blog has it all and is a great resource.
“Our aim is simple – to uncover the secrets to being a confident dad, and to exhibit how to be the core of our children’s universe.”
Giles is a London based blogger who gives his perspective on all things pregnancy, babies and parenthood.
From poems about the gross side of pregnancy, to weaning tips, this blog has a really good mix of opinions, humour and honest product reviews.
John Adams is a stay at home dad blogger with two daughters. He runs the household and does the majority of the childcare too. Last year he won the Best UK Dad Blog at the Vuelio Blog Awards.
John offers a wealth of information and commentary on subjects such as gender equality, fatherhood, parenting and lifestyle.
This stay-at- home dad blog is written by Simon who shares his experience of being a dad in a mums world and raising a girl outside the gender stereotypes of the pink aisle.
Simon calls himself a sci-fi geek, who believes that girls should grow up dreaming about more than just princesses, and that pink should be one of many colours they enjoy.