Marketers at a top retail store have revealed plans for their Back to School 2022 campaign despite it still being summer 2019. The crafty commercial enterprise is said to be pre-empting ever-earlier ads aimed at […]
Once your main luggage is sorted for your flight, you need to decide what you are going to take into the cabin with you. Before kids it was all about a good book, a couple of snacks and perhaps a blow up pillow, […]
Holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start trying to work out how to cart your family’s belongings overseas without being hit by mammoth excess baggage fines. Remember once when you and your other half cou […]
Back in the day, taking a sick day was almost a treat. When you were at school, you were cocooned in the safe embrace of your parents’ attention, with Lucozade on tap and a whole library of 80s films to watch o […]
You may think that where you live is the best place to bring up children. But you are wrong. Unless you live in Yorkshire.
But if you do live in Yorkshire, you already knew that anyway and didn’t need me to t […]
There is a lot of judginess in parenting, but often it is performed in the traditional, acceptable manner – behind the other person’s back. However, a survey of American dads of children aged up to 13 has found t […]
Parents have always named their children after popular personalities of the day; just ask anyone in their mid-thirties called Kylie or Jason. It turns out that 2019 is no different, with the news filtering […]
Jim wrote a new post, Entertain the Kids for Less During the Summer Holidays 4 months, 3 weeks ago
With the summer holidays drawing near, you might be worrying about how you can keep the children busy for six weeks without breaking the bank. Having school-aged children at home for a month and a half can be an […]
Today’s world is very different from when we grew up, but some things stay the same. The grass remains green, the sky is usually blue and there is no more excitement for kids than the idea of a school trip. W […]
Jim wrote a new post, Five Ways That Your Local Library is a Parenting Saviour 4 months, 3 weeks ago
2019 marks a hundred years since the 1919 Public Libraries Act paved the way for modern libraries to come into existence across the country. However, a century on, you might find that your local library is in […]
We are all guilty of it occasionally. The kids are playing in the park and you are sitting on the bench. While you know you SHOULD be keeping an eye on them, ready to give them an encouraging thumbs up every time […]
Young children are closely attuned to their parents’ attention. They depend on that attention for their survival, of course, but also for their social and emotional development.
Several recent research studies show the damage parents can do when they’re physically present, but distracted and less responsive because they’re attending to their smartphones.
So, yes, it’s good to limit your phones usage which is unknowingly impacting your children minds!
Jim wrote a new post, Parents Finally Find Out What Their Child Did at School Today 5 months ago
There was shock in the Midlands this week as a Solihull couple finally managed to get their six-year-old to tell them what she had done at school during the day. After asking the regular question at hometime, […]
Jim wrote a new post, Dads Share Their Tips for Taking an 18-Month-Old on a Plane 5 months ago
It’s coming up to summer and we are all dreaming whacking on the Out of Office and hitting the beach somewhere with a better chance of stringing two rain-free days together than the UK. However, to get Corfu, C […]
Jim wrote a new post, Is This Airline Baby Change Sign an Anti-Dad Image? 5 months ago
I know that many people complain that people are too offended nowadays, but that doesn’t mean we should stop calling out things that we think are unjust. The Daily Mail may believe that we are all snowflakes w […]
More than half of men say that becoming a dad was their major inspiration to get fit. Of those questioned by Bupa Health Clinics in a survey to mark Men’s Health Week, 56% said fatherhood was the spur for them t […]
Research by the Movember Foundation has found that new dads in the UK are becoming more stressed during the first year of their children’s lives than those in a similar position in the USA, Canada and A […]
For any Dads in need of help,there are places to go and get stuff off your chest. Even just to pop in for a chat with fellow males in the same situation. If your Northeast based there is Manhealth. They do weekly meetings and its really just about chatting and calming your minds that little bit. Here’s their Facebook link for anyone needing it.
The Dadsnet Facebook page is also full of like minded lads who could always lend an ear or shoulder or both.
Jim wrote a new post, Four Ways That Strangers Try to Parent Your Children 5 months, 2 weeks ago
You know the situation. You’re out with your kids and some stranger feels the need to butt in and tell you what you are doing wrong, what you should be doing or, sometimes, both. No one knows who appointed them […]
My second daughter, who was about 3 months at the time, was in the baby carrier facing inwards. We were out with my mother for lunch and even my daughter had enough of her by then so started screening the place down. I needed cash for the lunch so put her in the carrier, still screening, and of I walked. Whilst waiting in cashpoint qué an old ish lady looked at her and said, “no wonder she’s crying your smithing her” my response was “f off before I smother you” a minute later my daughter stopped crying and I had said very contentedly in the que (it was quite a long qué) “there we go, staved of oxygen at last” the women did not looked pleased
Jim wrote a new post, 9 in 10 UK Parents “Confused” By the Education System 5 months, 2 weeks ago
A survey revealed this week that 9 in 10 parents feel “confused” about the UK education system and the way it has changed in recent years. Half of those questioned in a survey of 2,000 parents also admitted the […]
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