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Dads in Tech
A newsletter about being a father in the digital age, featuring weekly interviews with a Dad in tech.
The New Fatherhood
Fatherhood is changing. So are you. A weekly newsletter to help you be a better dad.
The Daily Dad - Every Dad Needs a Little Help
Being a great father is really important. It's probably the most important thing you will do in your life. Raising your kids is 100% as much your job as their mother's. Being a dad is something to be admired. It's a role filled with incredible meaning and purpose.
→ Communities for dads
There are a tons of groups on Facebook and I encourage you to search beyond the ones listed below.
Fathering Together - Dads with daughters
Fathering Together - Dads with sons
Soy Super Papa
Black Fathers Foundation
The Life Of Dad
Dope Black Dads
City Dads Group
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Fatherly | Dad Advice for Parenting, Gear, Life & More
Giving My Father the Final Farewell He Deserved My father left two unfulfilled dreams behind when he died: to have grandchildren and own an Airstream. This year, I took his unfinished dreams on the road, to scatter his ashes in the waters off Key West. →
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Leeds Dads is a voluntary organisation that brings together a diverse community of fathers for social interaction and support.
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'I'm scared I've left it too late to have kids': the men haunted by their biological clocks
t was when Connor woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom that he started thinking about it. The 38-year-old civil servant from London got back into bed and couldn't sleep: he was spiralling. "I thought: 'Shit, I might not be able to have children.
If You Are Doing More Housework Than Your Partner, It's Time To Talk
This month, Northern California marriage therapist Kurt Smith is working with three couples who are fighting about unfair division of child care and housework.
These stay-at-home fathers tell you why paternity leave is important
The debate over US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg taking two months off to care for his twin newborns has reached the point of absurdity. A stay-at-home father shares the perspective of men like himself who have made raising their children a priority.
Opinion | Fatherhood Crept Up on Me
I'd always assumed I'd be a father, for better or worse, until the day I assumed I never would. My wife and I married at 25, expecting, like good Catholics, that our own children would simply arrive. But they didn't. For the first two years after we were married I didn't really notice.
5 Parenting Tips Straight Dads Could Stand to Learn from Gay Dads
Fatherhood is, to this day, still heavily associated with hetero relationships for so many people. You could argue this is in no small part because of the mechanics of conception, but there are other things in play: structural barriers to out gay men becoming fathers, for one, with a lack of representation in pop culture being another.
Do Men Have the Guts to Push for Parental Leave?
Parental leave has been placed firmly in the spotlight this week with the news that the U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took leave for the birth and adoption of his twins. The loudest reaction came from the likes of Tucker Carlson and right wing trolls who spewed homophobic garbage and anti-kid, anti-women lines like, "Paternity leave, they call it, trying to figure out how to breastfeed.
Pete Buttigieg getting attacked for paternity leave is why so many new dads don't take it
Before U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg became a father of twins this summer, he made it clear he was going to take paternity leave to spend time with them and his husband, Chasten.
When I Feared My Father
I have my father's wide button nose, his trip-wire temper, and his talent for wielding words as weapons. For most of my life, these were things I despised about myself. My formative years began in 1994, when my mother and I followed my father from China to New York City.
How fathers can avoid pitfalls of shifting parenting roles
Therapist John Duffy shares how men who want to be more active in their children's lives - but don't know where to begin - can become more connected with family.
How the demonisation of Black fathers is damaging generations of men
'My father and I have a fractured relationship,' Lanre Malaolu tells Metro.co.uk. 'He wasn't consistently present in my life, and I have felt a lot of resentment and rage because of that. 'I didn't know how to work through those feelings until I got older.'
How a Playlist Keeps My Family Connected to My Late Father
On a recent grocery run, my son, Jack, asked me to play Neil Diamond's "Beautiful Noise." Most 7-year-olds ask for a Disney or Minecraft soundtrack. Not Jack. From the time he was 3 years old, Jack was crooning Neil Diamond hits. It didn't happen by design.
'I want to make sure if something happens to one of my kids, they can come to me': fathers want to talk to kids about sex, but need support
In the media, parents can be portrayed as fearful and conservative when it comes to relationships and sexuality education. Parental concern about the appropriateness of such programs at school is often cited as a reason they may be watered down. My recent study examined the views of 612 fathers of children aged 3-12 across Australia on relationships and sexuality education.
Opinion | Death Came Calling on My 14th Birthday
Saturday is my 64th birthday. The same date will mark the 50th anniversary of a personal tragedy. At 5 a.m. on my 14th birthday, my father-34, recently divorced and out partying with friends-was struck by a car as he was walking across a darkened Kendall Drive in Miami. He died instantly.
Sharing care in lockdown? Insights from a new book on primary and equal carer fathers - Transforming Society
Paul Hodkinson and Rachel Brooks, authors of 'Sharing Care', explain some of the key findings from their research into the experiences of fathers who take on an equal or greater share of caregiving, and explore what their conclusions might suggest about the prospects for them amidst the COVID-19 lockdown.
Can a Good-Enough Marriage Make for a Great Divorce?
In continuing to share a home, along with our teenage kids, my ex and I have found true partnership. My future ex-husband and I thought our post-separation, pre-divorce living arrangement - together, in the same house, with our kids - was temporary, so we didn't think to make rules.
The Gender Researcher's Guide to an Equal Marriage
In their personal lives, sociologists attempt to ward off the same inequalities that they study at work. Over the years, as I've interviewed many sociologists about gender divisions in how couples handle chores and child care, I've often wondered what happened after we got off the phone.
How today's dads differ from their grandfathers
Most fathers are still working long hours, and many are concerned about how little time they have to be engaged fathers. While today they may not view breadwinning as their raison d'être, it's a model of Australian fatherhood that's not yet "history". Read more at Monash Lens.
Forget dad bod ... what about dad brain?
During pregnancy and then in childbirth, new mums experience some dramatic hormonal changes. But while these changes in women are relatively well studied ... there's a growing body of evidence finding that biological changes - shifts in hormones and brain activity - happen in men, too.
Daddy blues - why we need to talk about postnatal depression in men
Men who fail to bond with their babies or feel worthless during or after their partners' pregnancies could be suffering from peri or postnatal depression (PND). In the past, it was thought that only women could suffer from the illness, but now doctors believe new fathers also struggle with depression.
Breaking up, but living together: how lockdowns lead to 'nesting'
fter 12 years with her husband, Lisa* left her marital bed. She did not have far to go. Locked down in Melbourne, she moved into her daughter's bedroom. "It's not huge, our house, but big enough so that if one person was in one bedroom and one in the other, there was enough distance between us," she says.
2021 Seramount Best Companies for Dads
The 2021 Seramount Best Companies for Dads application includes more than 400 questions related to leave policies, benefits, childcare, flexibility, employee-resource groups for men and working parents, and more. It surveys the availability and usage of these programs, as well as the accountability of the many managers who oversee them.
More Research Shows Dads Stepping Up During the Pandemic
A recent study has found that dads have stepped up during the pandemic creating a more balanced division of domestic labor in the home.
Involved fathers mean happier families
Supporting fathers and encouraging men to become more involved in daily childcare is one of the goals of the EU 4 Gender Equality: Together Against Gender Stereotypes and Gender-Based Violence, an EU-funded project jointly implemented by UN Women and UNFPA in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Very Personal Computing: In Artist's New Work, A.I. Meets Fatherhood
Ian Cheng brings his latest piece to the Shed, a narrative animation powered by a video game engine and partly inspired by his daughter. Ian Cheng was feeling adrift. It was the start of 2013; he was nearly 30, with an art degree from Berkeley and another from Columbia, but he needed an idea, something to build a career on.
It feels like my dad always underestimates me. How do I make him understand? | Leading questions
I'm in my 20s now but it feels like my dad always underestimates me. He finds faults with whatever I do and gives me lessons all the time in order that "I can become a better person", which makes me feel sad and pressured in my own home.
The Secret to a Fight-Free Relationship
Conventional wisdom says that venting is cathartic and that we should never go to bed angry. But couples who save disagreements for scheduled meetings show the benefits of a more patient approach to conflict. For decades, when Liz Cutler's husband, Tom Kreutz, did something that bothered her, Cutler would sometimes pull out a scrap of paper from the back of her desk drawer.
'I imagine the children we might have had': deciding what to do with my late husband's frozen sperm
t's the hottest week of the year and I am sitting in a windowless room on the lower ground floor of London's University College Hospital discussing the precise temperature of frozen sperm.
Postnatal depression is frightening, but seeking support helps the whole family | Saretta Lee
"I want to be a good mother but I'm afraid. I didn't have a good childhood." The nurse held back tears as she told me what the patient had told her. Involuntarily, I felt the prick of tears too, at her horror and the patient's, conveyed in the recollection.
The Two Reasons Parents Regret Having Kids
Updated at 11:30 A.M. ET on August 31, 2021 Carrie wishes that she'd never had children. She spent a few years feeling satisfied as a mother, but now locks herself in the kitchen and wonders, Who am I? What am I doing here?
'Loving ourselves is an act of defiance': tender and heartbreaking letters to fathers and sons
hen Wiradjuri woman and Miles Franklin-winning novelist Tara June Winch met Torres Strait Islander author and activist Thomas Mayor at last year's Perth writers' festival, she implored the dad of five to write about fatherhood.
Number of fathers taking paternity leave plunges to '10-year low'
The number of fathers taking paternity leave has plummeted to a 10-year low, with only around a quarter of eligible fathers taking time off work after their child is born, new research has found. The study, carried out by law firm EMW, discovered only 176,000 men took advantage of their right to take paternity leave in 2020-21.
The Pandemic Is Making Dads Reevaluate Their Work-Life Balance
The past year and a half has been exhausting and stressful for parents. It also, unexpectedly, gave many fathers more of the family time they want. Zac Eash had originally planned to be home for two weeks when he became a father. But his daughter was born in early March 2020, and, well, you know.
Hot summer nights: 'My family was running on fumes - like a dummy I took them camping'
y youngest son is almost four, so the sleep-deprived agony of newborn parenting has fully receded. My sleep is no longer jittery and surface-level, primed to be wrecked by the tiniest disturbance. When I sleep now, I expect to sleep. Then last month, like a dummy, I took my kids camping.
Fathers do 58% more childcare in lockdown than they would normally do, survey finds
Fathers in the UK are spending much more time looking after their children in lockdown, a new survey has found. Research from the Office for National Statistics found that the number of hours men are spending on childcare has increased by an average of 58 per cent since lockdown began in March.
Dear Pepper: The Case of the Unhelpful Husband
Dear Pepper, I am a thirty-nine-year-old woman married to a wonderful man. My husband is a sweet-tempered, delightful, funny person with whom I felt comfortable from the moment we met, two years ago. We love each other and enjoy spending time together.
Did Dads Evolve?
This article was originally published at Knowable Magazine and has been republished under Creative Commons. Lee Gettler is hard to get on the phone, for the very ordinary reason that he's busy caring for his two young children. Among mammals, though, that makes him extraordinary.
How Dads Can Build a Network of Parenting Allies at Work
We have all heard the truism that it takes a village to raise a child, and of course we all know that if you want to get ahead at work and in your career, you need to be an effective teammate and successful networker.
Be Brave. Be Kind. Go Get 'Em! - Patagonia
We spend our first 40 weeks in water. Some of us never get over it. We want more. More current. More riffles, streams, rivers and creeks. We want oceans teeming with life and lives that teem like oceans. In small puddles, we see ponds. In ponds, we see the world.
How to raise a boy: my mission to bring up a son fit for the 21st century
y little son has a gang he roots for. All boys, dudes everywhere - they're his gang. I figured this out, recently, when we sat down to watch the Grand National. He'd picked a horse in the family sweepstake and his choice was out in front for most of the race.
In Two-Father Families, Who Gets To Be Called Dad?
Gay Dad Private Facebook fills anxiously with the same question asked over and over and over: What do your kids call you? The posts all start off like this one from Jake (not his real name) in Georgia: "My husband and I are at a standstill about what names our kids should call us.
Why have Canadian dads pulled ahead of American fathers in parenting?
Thirty-five years ago, Canadian and American dads were doing a similar amount of child rearing, relative to mothers. Surveys from the mid 1980s showed that Canadian men spent 38% of the time that Canadian women spent on child care, and American men spent 35% of the time that American women spent on child care.
Different Cultures Define Happiness Differently
Well-being is far from universal. Here are four models to help you understand the world-and your own mind. "How to Build a Life " is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. Everyone knows where the happiest people in the world live-the United Nations tells us every single year.
'Sex Talks' Should Start Earlier Than You Think
The NYT Parenting Newsletter Some parents feel awkward and reluctant to discuss bodies, consent and sexuality; their kids pay the price. When a friend of mine took her kids to the pediatrician's office a few weeks ago, her 7-year-old daughter noticed a birth-control poster and asked her about it.
I Gave Birth, but My Husband Developed Postpartum Depression
Many men struggle with mental health after becoming fathers. But stigma and societal norms keep them from getting help. When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I took a parent prep class in which they talked at length about the signs of maternal postpartum depression.
The Most Fun I Ever Had With My Kids, According to 25 Dads
"We're just here to be memories for our kids," remarks Matthew McConaughey's Cooper in Interstellar. " Once you're a parent, you're the ghost of your children's future." It's a sneakily impactful line, and if you have children it probably resonated.
Dads Just Want to Help
Sacrificing for their kids makes fathers happier. Acknowledging that sacrifice will make everyone happier. "How to Build a Life " is a weekly column by Arthur Brooks, tackling questions of meaning and happiness. My late father was a generous and kind man, but often morose.
7 Ways to Reset Your Relationship
Experts say couples can emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever by learning from the past and looking toward the future. As we emerge, blinking, from our pandemic seclusion, all of us have, in ways great and small, changed. So, too, have our relationships.
Dad's the word: how the pandemic got men talking about fatherhood
When Elliott Rae started his dads' group Music Football Fatherhood back in 2016, it was just him and a couple of men from work. He didn't face any negativity exactly, people just didn't really understand what he was doing, or why he was doing it.
In praise of fathers: the making of the modern dad
The role of dads in the UK has changed beyond all recognition in the past 50 years. Today, fathers no longer want to be limited to the role of family breadwinner and disciplinarian; they want to be true co-parents, providing nurture and care to their children.
Dads took on more childcare when they worked from home during COVID-19. Will a vaccine end that?
John Tyreman had always helped around the house, but cooking and looking after the kids ramped up when he began to work from home full time amid the COVID-19 pandemic. His employer encourages work breaks that Tyreman often spends playing catch with his 5-year-old son while his two younger children nap.
How Men's Bodies Change When They Become Fathers (Published 2020)
Hint: They don't just get "dad bods." This story was originally published on June 13, 2019 in NYT Parenting. As an anthropologist who studies human fatherhood at the University of Oxford, I've run up against a widespread and deeply ingrained belief among fathers: that because their bodies haven't undergone the myriad biological changes associated with pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding, they're not as biologically and psychologically "primed" for caretaking as women are.
Dads may feel invisible or underserved, but things are changing. This site lists the recent apps, communities and newsletters helping dads become more confident, and feel more seen and validated. 💚 This page is maintained by Dadditude.app, the self-care app for dads. → If you wish to be added to this page, please reach our to firstname.lastname@example.org