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  • The wrong way to be a bad parent

    The wrong way to be a bad parent

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    One of the problems with being a dad blogger is that sometimes the dad part prevents the blogging part. Often it’s because you’re too busy and there simply isn’t time to write. But the recent gap in my posts has been for a different, but still parenting-related, reason. Writing about …
  • International Men’s Day: Positives and Problems

    International Men’s Day: Positives and Problems

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    You may not be aware of it but today (19th November) is International Men’s Day. The idea behind the day is to celebrate the achievements of men, and the contribution they make to community and family life. To be honest, I’ve always been a bit down on the whole thing. …
  • Why you shouldn’t hug your child (sometimes)

    Why you shouldn’t hug your child (sometimes)

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    Before I explain why you sometimes shouldn’t hug your child, I’m going to start this post with what might seem a ridiculous question, but bear with me. The answer might seem obvious but I’d like you to consider this for a moment: Why do we hug our children? There are …
  • The one piece of advice you need as a new parent

    The one piece of advice you need as a new parent

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    When you’re a new parent, there are certain things you’ll never have enough of. Sleep. Money. Clothes that don’t have vomit on the shoulder. But one thing you definitely won’t be short of is opinions about how you should raise your child. Absolutely everyone has a piece of advice for …
  • Dads-to-be: How you can prepare for childbirth

    Dads-to-be: How you can prepare for childbirth

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    When my partner went into labour I was feeling pretty pleased with myself and my childbirth preparation. I’d read the books and attended the antenatal classes. I knew our birth plan. I had money for the taxi, and snacks in my bag in case it went on a bit longer than …
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