Rough Guide For Dads, Derby

Published: 31 March 2006

18th May 2006, The Riverside Centre, Riverside Court, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8HY

An Evening with Richard Hardy, from Care for the Family

"I find one of the hardest things to do as a father is to ‘get over’ getting it wrong. If you’re a dad, I think you’ll know what I mean. Life is sometimes a bit of a juggling act, with work, social commitments, family life, and everything else. That’s why I’m presenting A Rough Guide for Dads, organised by Care for the Family, in your area soon.

During this dads-only evening, we’re going to have some fun, watch some film clips and chat about the ups-and-downs of fatherhood. I’m not promising to have all the answers – I’m not even sure there always are right answers – but together we can ask the important question: how do I give this my best shot?

One thing I’d suggest is to ‘be silly once a day’. If it’s not in your job description to have fun with your children, then it’s time to rewrite it! Laugh at their jokes, even if you’ve heard them before. Be a kid again, sometimes. Dirt washes off, clothes dry out, hair dye fades, but memories stay for a long, long time.

You’ll find out more at A Rough Guide for Dads in Newport on Tuesday 25 April and Swansea on Wednesday 26 April. Tickets cost just £6.

Visit to find out more or call on (029) 2081 0800.

There’s a special booking offer too if you can get some of your mates together for a ‘night out with the dads’."

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