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Father's Day

13 June 2016

Father's Day is special this year. It is, in Scotland at least, Father's Day in the Year of the Dad, an initiative co-ordinated by Fathers Network Scotland which focuses on supporting fathers in parenting and promoting their role in child development. There is plenty of evidence on the impact fathers,...

What matters most in life? Achievement or happiness? What should we encourage in our children, and what should schools and policymakers prioritise? NPC’s new data, released this week, highlights the drop in children’s wellbeing as they hit their teenage years, particularly for girls. Although both...

When I joined the world of parenthood, I was surprised by the extent to which new dads are expected to be peripheral to the whole experience. Pregnant with my first child in 2007, the NHS handbook for pregnancy I was given featured a large photo of a woman holding a baby, with a small photo of a man...