When TREVOR MACDONALD’S wife left with his three young daughters he thought his world had ended. But he avoided bitterness, stayed involved, and a generation later, offers hope and support to other non-resident dads.
ALL of us enter into a marriage, or long term relationship, thinking, or hoping, it will last forever. This is particularly the case when children come along. All you want to do is cherish that wee bundle of joy and be there always to protect, teach and lead your pride and joy through life’s experiences.Read more
What does father-proofing mean in practice? DR GARY CLAPTON presents two major new papers showing exactly how organisations often unconsciously exclude dads – and the huge growth in those who have turned proudly “father-friendly”.
Very few family services would say they don’t work with fathers. However, the vast majority of services do not offer a specific service for fathers. In 2007, of a sample of 382 Scottish services for parents, only three services were adapted to suit the needs of fathers. Less than a decade later, however, there’s been a marked increase in awareness.Read more