“Daddy…” They began. I knew from the tone of their voice that this might not end well for me. It was only one word, but the intonation was laden with honesty, purpose, and that uncomfortable feeling you get when someone says ‘we need to talk’. “Yes?” I replied, giving them my full attention whilst internally bracing. Let the inquisition commence. “You know Mummy has a … Continue reading Dating tips from children
What’s your experience (Dads) of days out with the kids when you are solely in charge? Is it women fawning over your masterful control of your delightful offspring as Hollywood would have us believe? Or do you find yourself on the defensive as seemingly innocuous statements about ‘how well you seem to be doing’ come across as patronising; like you’re only looking after the kids … Continue reading Should we change the conversation about ‘Daddy Daycare’?
Are you comfortable with your own company? I mean really comfortable? The truth is that you probably won’t know until you spend a considerable amount of time on your own. And that’s the lot for the newly single parent – when the children are with the other parent, all of a sudden you have a lot of time to yourself and fewer demands on that time. … Continue reading Single Parent: Getting used to your own company